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    Re: Vinaccia Family Tree

    I'm researching a French woman named "Madame Veuve" ne้ "Reine Vinaccia". Has anyone come across her name in the Vinaccia family tree? I'm anxious to locate her.
    I believe she died in 1933. merci bc
  2. Re: Early mandolin recordings / Correcting Wikipedia

    triplicate message??? but you haven't changed it on your YouTube listing.
    Tried the links but they show up as 'error' etc
    Nice to see Gennaro's picture.
  3. Re: Early mandolin recordings / Correcting Wikipedia

    "...but according to the Bettini catalog,he was the mandolinist to the King of Sweden"...
    Hi Neil, sure would like to see this proof as I believe that there was no Guido Volpe. There was,...
  4. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    see attached & updated Main integrated Index (32+ pages) for the mandolin trios. I integrated all of Tesio's "Eastern European" (mainly Greek) titles into the Main Index. See attached original...
  5. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9zhxeekpyeuj223/AAC83KNrCaJa6dKpZb9lDzWUa?dl=0
    Italian Vintage Recordings link. Viewers can download. Updated Index 11/5/2022 (Index indicates 4 new titles). In...
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    Summer 2016 Normanno and I (and his cousin Donna) made a pilgrimage to Di Bella's, Cardilli's and Pagani's old music store locations. These were very happy moments as he relived his visits...
  7. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Please light a candle for a beloved friend, multi-instrumetalist, mandolin-loving, and Italian sheet music hoarder. I'm sorry to have to announce the sudden demise of Norman Giorno-Calapristi of...
  8. Re: Mandolin Mazurka (O. DiBella)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DejPRrdtn7k&list=PLqjqGgDMZ8e772FQlpkYWPF1J5lYadNpC&index=10

    This link takes you to a friend who performed on his Aeolian player piano a mazurka titled "Forse" by...
  9. Re: Article: New Music from Acoustic Disc - Dave Apollon Complete

    What a fantastic array of choices! Now I understand why Flores and others locked onto Apollon. They share so much of his repertoire.
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    https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/archives.ksvy.org/KSVY_2022-10-18__16_00_02.mp3 a radio interview I did with a local community radio station in Sonoma, on Tuesday October 18, 2022.

    This...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0gdel2cmfxx2gc9/AADaWYjFF56CtSkVDIbTtvx1a?dl=0

    Rudy Cipolla's sheet music is now available in PDFs. You have permission to visit the folder at my Dropbox and to...
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    Re: Owen Hartford, "Family Squabble": PMO

    Was this a piece performed at the CMSA 2022 convention?
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    Re: 1924 Raffaele Calace in Japan

    Any thoughts as to Calace's interest? opening up the island to buying Neapolitan bowlbacks? I would love to learn more about this trip.
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    Yes, Mendolin, good work! you are onto something. Alessios is not a first name, but Elias' last name. His association with Carlo De Filippis created a strong alliance. They collaborated on many...
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    Hmmmm I'm beginning to think that Alessios De Filippis was purposely chosen by Carlo De Filippis to honor his Greek friend, mandolinist Elias Alessios. It may show that they were not only...
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    I wish to correct something I wrote in post #30. I had conflated Alessios de Filippis with Elias Alessio. As far as I know they were not the same person. Elias Alessios (born in Greece according to...
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    TODAY: San Gennaro holiday, the band is playing outside the church --La Triestina March by F Gallo. The DiBella edition.
    They played it also in the vestibule of the church--greeting San Gennaro as...
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    In my Salami book, the appendix includes the repertoire of each of the S.F. bay area orchestras. Many of the titles were semi-classical, hybrid and ballo liscio etc. Mandolin orchestras (depending on...
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    A trio of trumpeters showed up during the San Gennaro holiday celebration this weekend in Little Italy; they played Tesio's arrangement of Gabetti's "Royal Italian March." (1900) Rocco de Rocco...
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    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nqsw18aai468q29/AAAK3K4zelIUnH6cB8rnD3--a?dl=0
    CENTURY PUBLISHING

    This link takes you to Century Publishing (non-Italian stuff); I include it because I bought the...
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    Greetings to everyone who has sustained this thread with your interest and enthusiasm. This should be the ultimate post in terms of Italian mandolin trios, mandolin & voice (Neapolitan & macchietta)...
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    Re: Ninetta - Mazurka by C. A. Bracco

    It's always the "B" section that hooks me on a mazurka! Bracco composed a great mazurka (don't think he's ever composed a bad one?)
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    I've just checked and if you visit Post #574 in this thread, you will see all the viable links. That's how you can download everything by publisher. Please avail yourselves of that. The Dropbox will...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Rudy used to say that he was born under a lucky star because of his friends. During the Depression, for more than a decade, he was fairly well compensated in his full-time job as mandocellist with...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

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    The Alameda Mandolin Ensemble at Matt's house last summer. We're all back for summer rehearsals. several mandolins & octave mandolin, 2 mandola, 2 mandocelli, guitar, and I'm on accordion...
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