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  Abstract 0161
  Marconi, Luca (1996), "Baglioni e i Beatles. Solo un piccolo grande amore?" [Claudio Baglioni's "Questo Piccolo Grande Amore" and the Beatles: A little help from his friends?] In: Rossana Dalmonte (ed.), Analisi e canzoni. Trento: Dipartimento di Scienze Filologiche e Storiche, Università degli Studi di Trento, 1996, 299-316.
  In this essay Marconi takes a musicological look at Claudio Baglioni's Italian hit song "Questo Piccolo Grande Amore." The analysis of this song considers the affective meaning of four "figures" that recur in its melody: the "recitative on the same tone," the descending second (often used as an appoggiatura), the ascending fourth and fifth, and the ascending anacrusis. The four phases in which the melody is articulated are examinated in relation to the continuous increase of pathos one can notice in the lyrics of the song. Finally, the influence of the Beatles' songs — namely Let It Be — on Baglioni's most famous hit is analyzed.
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