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The Loving Amoroso

Updated on October 12, 2014

What is Amoroso?

Amoroso is a common surname in Italy and Spain. The word means lovingly.

I will present a singer named Alessandra Amoroso, A painter Jack Amoroso and music made by Handel - Duello Amoroso.

My family name is also Amoroso and me you will get to know by reading my lenses =)

The Italian musical term amoroso describes the mood of a song, and is an indication to play in a loving manner; to play with love; lit. "loving."

In music, amoroso infers that a piece should be played in a soft, tender, amatory style.

Listen to the video to understand the amoroso music term

Il duello Amoroso

Amoroso comes from the word Amor

Can you see the lovers in the picture?

Amor, meaning love in many languages, may refer to:

Cupid, the Roman god of love also known by his Latin name Amor

Eros, the Greek god of love also known as Amor1221 Amor, an asteroid

Amor asteroid, a group of near-Earth asteroids named after 1221 Amor

Amor (automobile), a German car

"Amor" (song), a popular song recorded by many artists

"Amor" (Ricky Martin song), promotional single by Ricky Martin from his 2000 album Sound Loaded.

Amor Vincit Omnia (Caravaggio), 1600s painting

Amoroso Keyboard player

Amoroso Keyboard player
Amoroso Keyboard player

The painter Jack Amoroso

"Amoroso paints prolifically, & skillfully, in a style which is readily apparent. He attacks his panels with a strongly designed pattern in mind. The simplicity of forms & textures are enriched with striking color. His works are highly decorative,lively & exciting. He is one of the South's strong painters."

- Willis Wood, Director, Detroit Institute; Detroit, Michigan.

"When viewing the work of this great American painter, one receives an emotional,as well as a visual, experience. The observer actually feels the magnitude of Amoroso's talent."

-Bill Gordan, WERE Radio; Cleveland, Ohio.

"Notable achievements as an individual are attributed to Jack Amoroso's genius. He has a divine gift, & is a great American painter."

- Betty Ott WGAR Radio; Cleveland, Ohio.

Singer Alessandra Amoroso

Alessandra Amoroso (born 12 August 1986 in Galatina, Lecce) is an Italian pop/soul singer.

She was the winner of the 2009 edition of the Italian reality television show Amici di Maria De Filippi.


Amoroso / Brasil
Amoroso / Brasil

Try our music sampler to hear all song samples from this album


Amoroso music - Bossa nova

Amoroso, released in 1976, is an album that uses an orchestral arrangement to produce the Brazilian sound of bossa nova. The album features João Gilberto on vocals and guitar, backed by a large, but not overpowering, arrangement.

1. "'S Wonderful"

2. "Estate"

3. "Tin Tin Por Tin Tin"

4. "Besame Mucho"

5. "Wave"

6. "Caminhos Cruzados"

7. "Triste"

8. "Zingaro"

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      6 years ago

      I was searching names..and after many pages on Google, this came up..and I was drawn to it..what a pleasant surprise to once again read all about the name Amoroso. well done, and who would have thought a Swedish lady would have this on a Google web site...for someone like me to find...thank you!!!!

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      What a great idea for a lens, and some lovely content. Nicely done.

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      7 years ago

      For some reason I had the need to look up my brother's name Jack Amoroso on google and came across this site again...I love having the name Amoroso! My family is from Sicily...This name is so full of meaning and emotion..imagine me in Italy...with all those Amoroso's!!! wow!enjoyed so much reading this...thanks Maria!!

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      7 years ago

      This is a great lens--I had no idea that Amoroso was a common surname and I'm always happy to find a new musician. I think you might have it in the wrong category, though. ;)

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      Ruth Coffee 

      8 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      I like the sound of this name. Really enjoyed the music here too.

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      8 years ago from Vancouver

      I've known the Amoroso name for over 30 years as special friends but I did not know there are so many famous Amoroso's! The biggest surprise was Jack Amoroso the painter. :)


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