the evening was an outstanding performance can anyone tell me who the composer for the Neopolitan piece caterina caterina is as i would love to learn to play it . it was absolutely beautiful and brought a tear to my eye..
Tim posted on Monday, 06 March, 2006 - 04:54 pm
Wish I'd been there! I guess you mean Salvatore Cardillo's "Catari, catari", a song written in the early 20th century for Caruso, with words by Ricardo Cordiferro. JW recorded it years ago, I didn't know he still played it, and I don't know if a guitar version is published.
Thanks very much i will look that one up , i guess the champagne made me mis hear the title
Tim posted on Monday, 06 March, 2006 - 07:07 pm
Catari, Catari, why do you tell me only words of bitterness, why only things that torment me Catari? Don't forget that once I gave you my heart, Catari, don't forget! Catari, Catari, why do you say these things that make me suffer? You never think of my pain, you never think if it, you don't care. Ungrateful heart, you wrenched my life from me and now it's all over, you no longer think of me
If that's the right one these are the original words, sometimes called "Ungrateful Heart" ("Core 'ngrato"). You'll find many tenors have sung it.