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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0ajd1m3kvengzip/AAAXenMObQxxVyfJ01pe8LiKa?dl=0 (September 2021 edition) You can download it.

    This link takes you to a powerpoint presentation that's been turned...
  2. Re: Bach Mandocello arrangements newly found

    I'm curious how the Yates' viola da gamba arrangement is transposed or adapted for mandocello. I didn't even think they shared the same range. Do they? (too lazy to google it) Thanks.
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    yes, August, the older brother of Francis, was Dean, school of humanities/music at SFSU. Carmine was their father. A talented family.
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Roman Koval, thank you for that input. I feel you hit on one of those sensitive (irritating) aspects in defining what is Italian in Italian music and who gets to be classified as composing "Italian...
  5. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g2slmtau8w0gbp7/AACtsUg5Kj7NMq4R8U_0uC-Ba?dl=0

    for all those Mando nerds, here's a link to download the Italian music catalogs, listings, and title pages.
    Today, I...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    195829 195830
    Rudy, Bob Bruen and me on a wedding gig. Later, Rudy and I danced a West Coast Swing. c. 1986. It was always so much fun with Rudy the Flirt!
  7. Re: Italian mandolin magazines: Il Plettro and Vita Mandolinistic

    These journal issues were available before but Nakano provided a weird password that didn't always work. I'm so glad you've brought this all back to light, thanks Martin! Tesio published Tentarelli's...
  8. Re: Italian mandolin magazines: Il Plettro and Vita Mandolinistic

    Martin,
    while we've had our differences over the years, you just hit a triple homerun! It brings tears to my eyes to see Francesco Tentarelli's compositions. As Editor of the Vita Mandolinistica,...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    On the cover, that's my 1900 Antonio Grauso mandolin with iridescent (abalone shell) butterfly! When Guggino told me about the title track, composed by him, I knew he had to see this image. I was...
  10. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    good idea! when I get more time!
  11. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Yes, it probably does. OTOH, I wanted to evangelize those not already engaged in playing Italian born composers. Fine with me to move it. I think I've made a deep inroad and attracted many who never...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

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    During this summer, in preparation for the Classical Mandolin Society of America's annual conference, a group of musicians have been rehearsing his music outdoors at Matt Vucsinich's home...
  13. Thread: Schottische

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    Re: Schottische

    Well, this is a great question with no definitive singular answer. Every country developed its own style and expression of the dance. The Italian immigrant composers composed in the schottische...
  14. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    This weekend, actually July 11, 2014 this thread became active! seven years ago! Unbelievable! And what is even more exciting to me is how those musicians who've been outside the Italian dance...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    I am happy to say that all the videos of Rudy Cipolla are now publicly posted on my YouTube channel. I still haven't found the videographer responsible for Rudy's birthday party at the Great American...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    This is a NEW PUBLIC LINK TO THE RUDY CIPOLLA VIDEO just posted. Please use and share! Thank you.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEoVcLLb8cc&list=PLqjqGgDMZ8e4WliSAOQ3YNihrOQ311EeG&index=1
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    https://youtu.be/dEoVcLLb8cc This link takes you to the restored video by Richard Schatzman

    Finally, after the original video languished for 31 years, it is a fully restored 20 minute...
  18. Oh gosh, it's really here! I'm so proud of this...

    Oh gosh, it's really here! I'm so proud of this tribute to your grandfather. Here's to all the brave Italian immigrant mandolinists who came here to forge a new life but kept the village dances alive...
  19. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    I just uploaded "Delirio D'Amore" and updated Index (see attached). The Giorno Trio recorded it in September 1951 outside a balcony window in Philadelphia. There is a long romantic balcony tradition...
  20. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9zhxeekpyeuj223/AAC83KNrCaJa6dKpZb9lDzWUa?dl=0

    Don't forget that many of these titles are housed as mp3 & mp4 recordings in the Dropbox.
    The above link takes you to...
  21. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Thank you Scott and kudos to Guggino & Barrett for bringing this project to fruition! It was at least four years ago when Mike and I jammed at Volpi's Italian restaurant and met for the first time....
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    I've already heard some tracks! They have resuscitated the Italian dance tradition. This is a turning point for renewed interest in learning these ballo liscio dances and for more mandolin players to...
  23. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zo4r2lru4dprp8o/AAD8QnMbTv32URT4xIeytUPLa?dl=0 Leone's correct link

    Hmmmm. that's weird. Yes, you're right. Post #617 with link to Leone takes you to nowhere. Yes, the...
  24. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    ITALIAN MANDOLIN TRIO PUBLSIHERS Please put these links in your browser. Everything can be downloaded. Trouble? please send pm explaining difficulty. A BIG THANK YOU goes out to all the musicians...
  25. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    Here's the link to the Pietro Tesio folder with two new titles: "El Dorado" (Ferraro) and "Toujours on Jamais" (Waldteufel) These new titles were found in Rudy Cipolla's "Trio Argentine" archives....
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