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Topic - Lucio Dalla
The popular Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla has died in Switzerland during a European concert tour. He was 68.
His musical roots were in jazz, but his songs ranged from folk to pop to classical to opera, creating a soundtrack beloved by generations of Italians.
Dalla wrote all of his own lyrics in a career that spanned decades.
His version of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" was performed in Rome's Santa Cecilia auditorium in 1997, and he wrote an opera "Tosca.