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    Re: The "legitimate classical instrument" thing..

    I've never heard anyone say the mandolin isn't a legitimate classical instrument, but I do recall reading an entry on the mandolin in an old music reference book that described it as a folk...
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    Marlon Brando playing a mandolin!

    Photo was taken on the set of The Godfather.

    https://www.abaa.org/book/1411760909
  3. Thread: Howard Frye

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    Re: Howard Frye

    Plucked String Disc in 1984 released an album titled Howard Frye: A Memorial Album 1920-1967.
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    Re: Mandolin scene in Japan

    Most Japanese players, however, are not Bluegrassers. For a good overview of the mandolin scene in Japan, check out this video: https://youtu.be/MrEPHKRS4XM
  5. Re: Where can a classical/Italian player find a non-bowlback mand

    You might try to find the Eastman MDB102-MS, which is a bowlback model. There's one listed here in the classifieds right now, within your price limit.
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    I've very much enjoyed listening to Peter's podcast. I dug up a profile I wrote of him for Mandozine in 1996.
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    Re: Ranieri - Art of the Mandolin

    It's available and downloadable from IMSLP: https://imslp.org/wiki/L%27Art_de_la_mandoline_(Ranieri%2C_Silvio)
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    This reminds me of an old story, probably apocryphal, about the violinist Fritz Kreisler. A patron had him over for dinner after an afternoon recital, and she served Kreisler a sumptuous meal. "Mr....
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    Re: Looking for Biographies about Mandolin players

    This thread includes pages of the text of the autobiographical book Mandolin Memories by Samuel Adelstein, which may be of interest.
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    To my ears, the best solo mandolin recording in any genre is Gertrud (Tröster) Weyhofen's album of the 10 preludes by Calace. Here it is on Spotify.
  11. Re: Love the Vega cylinder back sound but can't afford one, optio

    Consider trying out some Vega bowlback mandolins. I recently found a wonderful one for $400, and its sound is similar to yet better than a Vega cylinder back I used to own. I have not found it...
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    Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    The piece is Shalom Aleichem (Peace Be With You), the traditional Jewish music sung after prayer to mark the start of Shabbat.
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    Peter Ostroushko's podcast

    Peter Ostroushko recently put up on his website (scroll to bottom of home page) the first episode of a podcast about his work as a radio musician. The music is fantastic, but Peter's telling of his...
  14. Re: Free Mandolin Orchestra/Ensemble music by John Goodin, update

    I can attest that John’s mandolin orchestra music is wonderful to listen to and to play.
  15. Thread: Minneapolis

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    Re: Minneapolis

    Just yesterday an article appeared in the Star Tribune about Quinn's, a newer guitar retailer. Also check out Twin Town Guitars.
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    Here's an update on Peter Ostroushko

    ...who spoke at a benefit concert held to help pay his medical bills:

    http://www.startribune.com/ailing-minneapolis-musician-ostroushko-inspires-supporters-at-fundraiser/488858811/
  17. Re: New mandollin article on Wikipeida, Giovanni Vailati

    Nice article about a mandolinist unknown to me. Thanks!
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko

    There will be a benefit concert for Peter next month in Minneapolis: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ostroushko-family-benefit-potluck-tickets-46455571866
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    Re: Starting a Mandolin Orchestra

    I started one in 1991. I left it after about ten years, but it's still going strong today.

    I began by posting notices in acoustic music stores advertising an initial meeting and jam (in the public...
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    Re: Favourite Classical Mandolin Recordings?

    The recording that Gertrud Weyhofen (formerly Tröster) made of the Calace mandolin preludes is one that I listen to repeatedly. I've never heard better performances. The German Thorofon label...
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