A Lover's Concerto
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Lettera Bruciata (to music of "A Lover's Concerto") as sung by Neil Sedaka It is a sad song. Burn the letters, you are insincere, etc. Non la leggerò, ma la brucerò. Che fumo nero fa la tua lettera d'amore, vuol dire che non c'è la sincerità nelle tue parole. E sale sale su nel blu del cielo mio sereno, e bruciano così tutti i sogni che nacquero con te. Si fa più scuro già dei cieli bigi di Parigi, la notte che verrà luna non avrà, stelle non avrà. Che fumo nero fa la tua lettera d'amore, e sale sale su tutto il male che tu volevi a me. (Bridge) Repeat lyrics Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939) is an American pop/rock singer, pianist, and composer. Since his music career began in 1957, he has sold millions of records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and others, collaborating mostly with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody. Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Mac Sedaka, was a taxi driver and a Sephardi Jew of Turkish origin ("Sedaka" and "Sadaka" are variants of "tzedakah", which translates in both Hebrew and Arabic as the word charity). Neil's mother, Eleanor (née Appel), was an Ashkenazi Jew of Polish/Russian origin. He grew up in Brighton Beach, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Sedaka is a cousin of the late singer Eydie Gormé. He demonstrated musical aptitude in his second-grade choral class, and when his teacher sent a note home suggesting he take piano lessons, his mother took a part-time job in an Abraham & Straus department store for six months to pay for a second-hand upright. In 1947, he auditioned successfully for a piano scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music's Preparatory Division for Children, which he attended on Saturdays. His mother wanted him to become a renowned classical pianist like the contemporary of the day, Van Cliburn, but Sedaka was discovering pop music. When Sedaka was 13, a neighbor heard him playing and introduced him to her 16-year-old son, Howard Greenfield, an aspiring poet and lyricist. They became two of the legendary Brill Building's composers. He wrote songs for other singers too. Connie Francis and the Carpenters to name a couple. In 1961, Sedaka began to record some of his hits in Italian. He also recorded in Spanish, German, Hebrew, and Japanese. His English-language recordings were also quite popular internationally; "One-Way Ticket to the Blues" and "Calendar Girl" reached No. 1 on the Japanese pop charts in 1959 and 1961. He enjoyed popularity in Latin America for his Spanish-language recordings. Many of these were pressed onto 78 rpm discs. He and his wife Leba (née Strassberg) have been married since 1962. They have two children: a daughter, Dara, a recording artist and vocalist for television and radio commercials (who sang the female part on the Sedaka duet "Should've Never Let You Go"), and a son, Marc, a screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles with his wife Samantha and three children.