Danza Danza Fanciulla Gentile

Francesco Durante (31 March 1684 – 30 September 1755) was a Neapolitan composer who is remembered for his collection of Sacred music compositions.  But within his repertoire is this little gem. A beautiful and evocative song that draws you in.

I love the movement that can heard in this piece. I imagine my voice representing the flowing fabrics of the lady’s skirt whilst she dances in the sea breeze. It’s full of Italian passion and it just makes me want to dance.

32 thoughts on “Danza Danza Fanciulla Gentile

    1. Exactly. I love to sing it, its a fast workout. Hope you are well Martin?
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  1. That’s a really great rendition!!!! I think maybe the piano might be muted a tad when you are singing but it may just be the way it sounds from my PC and what I know about mixing volumes could be written on a grain of rice.

    1. It was taken from the live balcony concert, we moved the mikes the following week and bought a gadget for the microphone on the iPhone like a little fur ball. We recorded the tracks for the album indoors and put better balance on the microphones, learning new tricks.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      1. Haha excellent!!! I hope I didn’t come across as ‘picky” was really just offering a thought. It was a wonderful thing to play here in a cold evening!!!!

      2. No not at all we noticed we could hear the sounds of the keys 🎹 and the balcony is quite small so positioning the phone for recording took some practice to get right 👍🏻😁

    1. Thank you Trent, it makes a nice change from trying to dance in the living room.
      Best wishes to you,
      Charlotte

  2. This is such a lively song, Charlotte and you sing it so well! Here I am at last, visiting for the first time since the beginning of December. I was just about to download your album when I realised I don’t have i-tunes! I will rectify this and return xx

    1. Hi Clare, hope you are good and enjoying the improving weather and lighter nights. If you do want the album Clare but don’t like to download I have some cds 💿 now in stock. Have a super week.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post. I’ll ask Mum to post you a cd now they’ve arrived in stock.
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte xx

  3. So happy to see and hear that you and George are staying well – and that voice of yours is lovelier every time I hear it!

    1. Thank you GP 😀 , we’re doing online teaching lessons and trying to keep focused on our own technique improvements, there is talk today that they are hoping things start to get more normal from July.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Thank you Lavinia, it is good to live near to open space in London with room to spin around 🙂.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  4. Makes me want to dance, too!
    I love all the pictures of you. Your beauty grows daily.

    FYI, I sent a message with a link and passcode. It’s Gowntoons at its cheekiest!
    ❦❦

    1. I hope you got the opportunity to dance out in the sunshine Resa, you are a superstar 🌟 I’ll check out your message, I must put twitter back on my phone I’ve had a project deadline I’ve nearly completed I’ll check now xx
      All my best wishes
      Charlotte

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