Piemonte and Valle D’Aosta

(
Rounder Records
)

Recorded in 1954 by Alan Lomax
Notes by Franco Castelli, Goffredo Plastino, and Ellen Harold 

Songs of love and war, marriage and imprisonment, emigration and poverty; classic ballads; sung debates; accordion tunes; and dances performed by lively brass bands from the Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta in Northeastern Italy.

“Listening to much of this CD is deeply evocative ... and makes me want to hop on a cheap flight there right now!” —Musical Traditions

“For pure listening pleasure, Italian Treasury: Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta is also one of the best of Lomax’s library.” —All Music Guide