Non al denaro, non all'amore né al cielo
("Neither to gold, nor to love, nor to heaven") is the title of an album released by Fabrizio De André
. It was issued in 1971
by Produttori Associati
and reissued several times by Ricordi
. It is a concept album
based on the Spoon River Anthology
by Edgar Lee Masters
. The co-author of the music is composer Nicola Piovani
, who later on won an Academy award
for his soundtrack of Roberto Benigni
's Life is beautiful
- "La collina" (4:03)
- "Un matto" (2:35)
- "Un giudice" (2:55)
- "Un blasfemo" (2:59)
- "Un malato di cuore" (4:18)
- "Un medico" (2:39)
- "Un chimico" (3:00)
- "Un ottico" (4:35)
- "Il suonatore Jones" (4:25)
Each song is based on a poem from the Spoon River Anthology
- "La collina" is based on "The Hill"
- "Un matto" is based on "Frank Drummer", in which a man memorizes the Encyclopedia Britannica and is considered mad by the people of Spoon River.
- "Un Giudice" is based on Selah Lively, the story of a midget who studies law and becomes a judge to get a revenge against the people who made fun of him all his life.
- "Un blasfemo" is based on "Wendell P. Bloyd".
- "Un malato di cuore" is based on "Francis Turner", in which a man dies of a heart attack while giving his first kiss.
- "Un medico" is based on "Dr. Siegfried Iseman", the story of a doctor who wants to cure poor people without receiving any payment.
- "Un chimico" is based on "Trainor, the Chemist", in which a chemist, who doesn't understand the relationships between men and women but loves chemical elements, dies while executing an experiment.
- "Un ottico" is based on "Dippold the Optician", the story of an optician who wants to create special glasses which show strange images.
- "Il suonatore Jones" is based on "Fiddler Jones".