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  1. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    And thank you Sheri for your posting and summary of this rare piece from my grandfather's collection. Such a revealing and pivotal piece in the turn of the century Italian"Irredentist" and...
  2. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Mille Grazie!!!-- for this latest find and musical gem you are sharing with us ! I can't stress enough the importance of downloading the new links and the various publishers dropboxes to one's...
  3. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Interesting and informative article. I have always been interested in learning more about Maestro "Carlos" Curti and his so-called Spanish students, so popular in the late 1800's. My grandfather and...
  4. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Polyphon--1914 Electric/Player Pianola with Built-in Mandolin Mechanism!

    This unique type of player piano (made in Germany by Polyphon Co.)---its marketing aimed principally for the Neapolitan...
  5. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Thanks so much for adding this mussing G part-- fir this classic mazurka composed by Maestro Canoro and dedicated to his daughter Marietta !! Mille Grazie Sheri !
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    Great post, photos, and musical snippets of Grisman and his group! I've been a fan of his ever since I first saw the film "King Of The Gypsies" way back in 1978 ! What a beautiful musical score he...
  7. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    And yes---the mandolin being played by my Grandfather Luigi Giorno on Amore Follia --Mazurka by" G. Caropresi is indeed the one featured on the cover of Sheri's book. After 100yrs this mandolin...
  8. What a joy to see and even better to read! Really...

    What a joy to see and even better to read! Really hard to put down once you start reading. A must read for all mandolinists ethnomusicolgists, and Italophiles alike! Learn about the musicians,...
  9. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Ah, Louie Prima--and Sam Butera and The Witnesses ! !!!!---What musicians and showmen!---Although my 1st love is and always will be--- our beautiful Italian instrumental "ballo liscio"---the music...
  10. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Ah, Louie Prima--and Sam Butera and The Witnesses ! !!!!---What musicians and showmen!---Although my 1st love is and always will be--- our beautiful Italian instrumental "ballo liscio"---the music...
  11. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Great question and great musical observation !
    As a young guitarist I used to ask the very same thing to the older accomplished Italian guitarists here in Philadelphia. They would always laugh...
  12. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    You've heard the old saying "too many cooks spoil the broth" ? Well, that certainly could apply in the case many of these marked up M1 parts with chord notations written in above the various...
  13. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    PS---The faulty cellular device that I originally listened to these impeccably rendered pieces on m, did not pick-up the beautiful subtle and expressive guitar accompaniment, just the beautiful...
  14. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Great job on both of these numbers! "Complimenti"!-- For a beginner as you claim, you truly render these pieces with a lot of feeling and that Italian feeling and spirit definitely comes through !!...
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    Mille Grazie Sheri for mentioning and highlighting this rare piece! It is certainly worth downloading for the precious dedication alone-- to Professor Tentarelli, let alone for the musical...
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    Kudos to Todd Milano for going thru his family archives and finding this wonderful Mazurka Angelina---!!!
    composed by his great great uncle, and to Sheri for adding it to the DeStefano dropbox. ! It...
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