Eduardo di Capua

Very little is known about Eduardo Di Capua (1864-1917) except that he was a composer of Neapolitan songs. His most famous work is O Sole Mio which was written for a lover and sold to a publisher for just a few lira!

Very little is known about Eduardo Di Capua (1864-1917) except that he was a composer of Neapolitan songs.

Naples is a city of romantic cafes and moonlight walks, and Eduardo was captivated by the city of his birth. His music is passionate and filled with emotion and energy. He wrote O Sole Mio for a lover, and sold it to a publisher for just a few lira. Forty years after his death, a version of O Sole Mio titled It's Now or Never was recorded by Elvis Presley and sold over twenty million copies.

Compositions by Eduardo di Capua appear on

Forgotten Dreams

Composer

It was in 1999 when Concordia director Basil Hawkins first came across The waltz of forgotten dreams by Hadjidakis. He was struck by its atmospheric and evocative nature and in keeping with this nostalgic ambience, the selection on this disc includes such pieces as Eileen Pakenham's Reverie and Fred Witt's Memories of Bendigo.