“Franco Battiato was a great artist, complete, a pearl for light authored music: his lyrics were poetry and philosophy, his music was very original. Just like Battiato there was and is only Battiato: no one writes, composes and sings like him! “. This is how his fellow citizen Pippo Baudo reminds AdnKronos. “He has always been close to his Sicily, he was very attached to his land and never left it. Before, he lived in the historic center of Catania, in the beautiful Via Crociferi, a very busy Baroque street. Then, to have more tranquility, he retired to his villa in Milo, the highest town on Etna, where he bought a millstone, next to him then Lucio Dalla also came to live there for long periods. in Battiato the soul emerged at the same time Sicilian and international, European and Arab. The partnership with the philosopher Sgalambro united two exceptional souls. A great one has gone, who represented the authentic, beautiful and cultured face of our Sicily “. (by Enzo Bonaiuto)
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