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    There was Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which has a really nice soundtrack. For that matter I hear mandolin fairly often in various movies and TV commercials, usually in some sort of quasi-Italian context.

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    This is so cool man I never knew about Onik. I had heard his collabs with Dariush but never knew he played the mandolin. Thanks so much man you've given me whole new perspective on Iranian mandolin. Only if I could find some more mandolin players in Iran right now I would host jam sessions here. Like probably the first ever
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    That's true. That's where most people have heard it but can't recognize it when they see a mandolin until you play them something Italian.
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    This is the one I was telling you about. He's a multi instrumentalist. He's pretty good on the violin and guitar. But I don't like his mandolin playing or his music over all
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    Count me in with those Mandolin players who have not forgotten the Italian roots of our instrument. I had an Sicilian Mandolin teacher , G. Vicari, & played Italian Music in Chicago & New York. Even with my “Classical” Duo, we play a few Italian tunes. Like Jim, David, & a others we have not forgettton the Italian Mandolin.
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    Here's an interesting thread re mandolins in Italy (as of 2013):

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...ighlight=Italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Miller View Post
    LOL - That mandolin player sure was having a ball
    That was indeed awesome ...

    [edit] I have to confess I never heard of Carlo Aonzo or his trio before reading this thread, but it set me off on a youtube journey ... man, he/they are awesome. Here's some Italian cooking on bluegrass standards:

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    We remembered it's Raffaele Calace's birthday today. Do we win anything???

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    You win my heart. *wink *wink
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    We had a great masterclass in London recently with Carlo Aonzo thanks to the organisational skills of Maxine from the LME.
    Some very experienced classical & baroque players all captivated and educated in aspects of traditional and classical Italian style.
    A great opportunity I came up from Cornwall not to miss. Excellent concert in the evening which my 9year old twin nephews came to see, they were totally captivated by Carlo, which says a lot knowing them as I do.

    Don’t forget Ugo Orlandi too, another Maestro working wonders across a great repertoire of projects.


    Edited to say I included the Paisiello clip as it had just been on Classic FM about 5minutes before I posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    We remembered it's Raffaele Calace's birthday today. Do we win anything???
    Yes, one of those long double-pointed Roman style picks is yours!

    from somewhere.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    Yes, one of those long double-pointed Roman style picks is yours!

    from somewhere.....
    Sorry, that would have to be the prize for remembering Silvio Ranieri's birthday (November 6). He would have played with a Roman-style pick, not Raffaele.

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    Don’t forget Ugo Orlandi too, another Maestro working wonders across a great repertoire of projects.
    BTW Carlo in his teen age years studied with Ugo Orlandi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Sorry, that would have to be the prize for remembering Silvio Ranieri's birthday (November 6). He would have played with a Roman-style pick, not Raffaele.
    Picky, picky!

    Technically that's correct...but I thought it was good joke anyway.

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    "Romance in Venice" by Jack Jezzro. Butch Baldassari is the mandolin player, worth a listen for those interested in Italian music.

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    Italian Mandolin music may be forgotten but not in my family, my Pop was born in Italy & played the mandolin for some 80 plus years. He played in an Italian mandolin orchestra, at wedding, restaurants & many other places & along the way taught my brother & I to also play the mandolin & love Italian music.
    Ever Saturday & listen to his music recorded & other people playing the mandolin.
    Some examples: Munier Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra (he placed with them); Mandolins from Italy & Chris Acquavella.
    Long live Italian Music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SincereCorgi View Post
    Bluegrass and Irish both have significant modern traditions of amateur gatherings, which in turn probably popularize those styles just enough for some elite players to make a living at it. It also keeps a 'canon' going of tunes and songs that everybody learns to get started.

    Italian mandolin music doesn't have that culture here, at least not to my knowledge. Maybe in Italy?
    Here in San Francisco there used to be an Italian mandolin culture that started with the mandolin orchestras dating perhaps as far back as the 1890s. We still have the wonderful Aurora Mandolin Orchestra led by the fabulous Jo Pellegrini. The music was also kept alive in the cafes and barber shops in the Italian North Beach neighborhood of the city. Some of us try to keep the music alive by playing it out as much as possible.

    Three years ago I was lucky enough to travel to Naples and with the help of our friend Kathy who speaks the Neapolitan dialect connected us up with a lively mandolin scene there. The music is centered around the unique Neapolitan song repertoire and is found in the streets as well as the mandolin shops (bodegas) in the center of the old part of the city. Here's a video our friend Kathy made of an impromptu jam. She is also seen playing here. There's lots of singing with mandolin backup. The mandolinists take over at 15:48

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    Wasn't there a recording of and also sheet music for a beautiful Italian waltz posted in this thread? I desperately want to find it and can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson John View Post
    Italian Mandolin music may be forgotten but not in my family, my Pop was born in Italy & played the mandolin for some 80 plus years. He played in an Italian mandolin orchestra, at wedding, restaurants & many other places & along the way taught my brother & I to also play the mandolin & love Italian music.
    Man, I'd have loved to be related to your family. Only one of my relatives played mandolin, and he was honestly not so good! He was asking me how to do stuff early on.

    It must be wonderful to have a family tradition of Italian mandolin playing.

    P.S. I hold my pick a lot like your Pop! May I be able to do so when I get to be over 100.

    Cent'anni!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry Cadenhead View Post
    Wasn't there a recording of and also sheet music for a beautiful Italian waltz posted in this thread? I desperately want to find it and can't.
    Never mind. I found this in an Italian, etc. music thread.

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    And don't forget the rich Italian mandolin Christmas tradition. A tasty piece of panettone and a nice Canto de Natale tremoloed on a bowlback. Like for example Mai le campane risuonano più dolcemente

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    Man, I'd have loved to be related to your family. Only one of my relatives played mandolin, and he was honestly not so good! He was asking me how to do stuff early on.

    It must be wonderful to have a family tradition of Italian mandolin playing.

    P.S. I hold my pick a lot like your Pop! May I be able to do so when I get to be over 100.

    Cent'anni!
    Thanks for your kind words, I miss our weekly mandolin playing sessions, I hope to live as long as he did.

    I just listened to you playing Mazurka Fresca very nice sounding song I like it very much. I would love to get the music to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson John View Post
    Thanks for your kind words, I miss our weekly mandolin playing sessions, I hope to live as long as he did.

    I just listened to you playing Mazurka Fresca very nice sounding song I like it very much. I would love to get the music to it.
    Thank you. Here is a lead sheet for the tune:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Foss View Post
    Here in San Francisco there used to be an Italian mandolin culture that started with the mandolin orchestras dating perhaps as far back as the 1890s. We still have the wonderful Aurora Mandolin Orchestra led by the fabulous Jo Pellegrini. The music was also kept alive in the cafes and barber shops in the Italian North Beach neighborhood of the city. Some of us try to keep the music alive by playing it out as much as possible.
    I live in the south bay and have heard about the mandolins at Cafe Trieste but have never been in the city at the right time to hear them. I'll have to make a point of going soon. It's funny how the bay area has such big ancestral Italian and Portuguese communities but relatively little interest in Italian mandolin or fado music.

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