This volume contains patriotic songs with clear references to the Italian Risorgimento, the period of Italian history between 1815 and 1870 during which various states came together to achieve national unity. The patriotic anthems state, using rhetorical, persuasive language, that the city of Trento and the Venezia Giulia region will soon be Italian, finally free from Austrian domination. The cover shows an Italian alpino or mountain soldier, who raises the Italian flag on a mountaintop.
- Article by:
- Kate Kennedy
- Representation and memory
As there were war poets, were there also war composers? Dr Kate Kennedy reflects on the role of classical music – by turns morale-raising and commemorative – and its composition among civilians and combatants.