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Cesare Andrea Bixio

voc, 1896-1978 IT
Singer / Composer / Songwriter of Soundtrack

Cesare Andrea Bixio, an extremely versatile and creative composer, was born in Naples on 11th of October 1896. He soon revealed his musical talent, writing his first song, Suonno e Fantasia, when he was only thirteen years old. He then started to frequent the variety theatre where he would meet the artists and singers who were to launch successfully his repertoire. In 1920, Bixio founded in Naples the first Bixio Publishing Group bearing his name, that was to become one of the outstanding Italian labels of pop music, particularly soundtracks. In fact, the invention of sound-film gave Bixio the chance to achieve further goals and become Italy’s most authoritative sound-track composer. In 1930, he wrote the soundtrack of the first Italian talking movie, La Canzone dell’Amore , thus beginning a long and creative collaboration with the cinema, along with a successful co-operation with great performers of lyrical music, including Tito Schipa, Beniamino Gigli, Gino Bechi, Giuseppe Di Stefano and Luciano Pavarotti, to name only a few ones, whose great performances made Bixio's melodies famous all over the world. Maestro Cesare Andrea Bixio died in Rome on 5th of March 1978.

        
Genres
  • Soundtrack
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Il seme di Caino - Original Soundtrack from "Il seme di Caino" on Beat, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Mamma on La stella piu bella by Luciano Tajoli
Vivere - Versione lirica on L'arbitro by Andrea Guerra, Cesare Andrea Bixio & Ermanno Giove
Stornello del marinato on María la O by José Mojica
Miniera on Qui sotto il cielo di Capri by Luciano Tajoli
Vivere on Tito - Il cantante piccoletto by Various Artists
Bakenda Beat on Moderno Beat by Various Artists
Cicho grajcie mi znów on Jak gdyby nigdy nic by Mieczysław Fogg
Chi è più felice di me on Tito - Il cantante piccoletto by Various Artists
Canta pierrot on La stella piu bella by Luciano Tajoli

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
C.A. Bixio: Musica e Parole nel '900 italianoCesare Andrea Bixio2015Compil.
The Divine Nymph (The Original Soundtrack Album)Cesare Andrea Bixio1980Album
Gamma / Fox Trot Degli SpecchiEnrico Simonetti / Cesare Andrea Bixio1975Single
Divina CreaturaCesare Andrea Bixio, Ennio Morricone1975Album
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