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Music of the Aosta Valley

The development of music in the Aosta Valley region of Italy reflects the multilingual make-up of the region including French, Valdôtain and recently Italian. The strong traditions of choral singing, village bands, and folk music are nurtured both by the Italian as well as German speakers of the area.

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HistoryEdit

Similarly to nearby Piedmont and nearby Alpine French-speaking regions (Savoy and Valais), music has much to do with the presence of medieval monasteries that preserved important musical manuscripts from the Middle Ages and also served as conduits of information and influence from areas to the north.

Folk artistsEdit

The main modern singers and songwriters in Aosta Valley are:

The traditional Aostan songs in Valdôtain and in French form the core of the activity of the band Trouveur valdotèn.

Village bandsEdit

The tradition of village bands is widely developed in the Valley for all age ranges. All bands gather once a year in Aosta during an event organized by the Federation des harmonies valdôtaines.

Regional Symphony OrchestraEdit

The city of Aosta is the home of a Youth Symphony and, since 1999, the Orchestre d'harmonie du Val d'Aoste, who regularly gives among others a New Year's concert (Concert du nouvel an) in Pont-Saint-Martin.

EventsEdit

The main musical events in the Aosta Valley are:

As well, Aosta hosts an International Festival of Chamber Music and an interesting Silent Film Festival with live musical accompaniment.

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