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    Default Italian mandolin by Antonio & Linda Calsolaro "Te Vojo Bene Assa

    I thought I'd repost one of my favorite tunes by Antonio and his sister Linda.

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    Default Re: Italian mandolin by Antonio & Linda Calsolaro "Te Vojo Bene A

    Thank you, Frank!
    What a wonderful way to start the day!
    Could I convince you to post a few more of your other favorites from this delightful couple?

    (I could look them up myself, of course, but I think it would be wonderful to have them posted here on the MC....)

    Grazie mille.
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    BTW been so inspired by the Italian musicians giving impromptu performances from their balconies during these days of quarantine in their cities.
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    Default Re: Italian mandolin by Antonio & Linda Calsolaro "Te Vojo Bene A

    Antonio has been on this site and posted links to many of his videos on these threads.
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    Ok Mick, good idea! I'll post one a day of what I have, and I have a few. But this will be a two for Tuesday. And encore!

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    I love this tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankdolin View Post
    I love this tune.
    Wonderful, Frank. Thank you. Enjoying with my morning buon caffe.

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    Hope everyone is safe and happy!

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    Great tremolo technique!

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    I think this is the 1st video I found and I love listening to Antonio talk. Can't understand a word but brings me back to my youth and paternal grandparents.

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    I believe that tune is the Rosa di Maggio Polka.

    Some explanation under the video on YouTube. I could actually understand the first few sentences but got lost later. I don't really speak Italian either.

    The Italian mandolin Maestro ANTONIO CALSOLARO and Francesco Polito (Guitar), explains how the traditional Mandolin music was introduce, during the 18th century, in the "Italian Barbers Saloon". The Maestro Calsolaro execute an excelent traditional POLKA music during a nice "Serata music meeting" in Presicce (Salento) Italy. The Maestro Calsolaro plays for UCCIO ALOISI GRUPPU, the most important group of traditional folk Italian music. Mr Uccio Aloisi called the Italian Compay Segundo is the real "MATADOR" of the Notte della Taranta (Tarantism music festival in Lecce Italy).
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    Happy Monday!

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    Terrific Tuesday!

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    <sarcasm> Image how good he would be if he kept his fingers closer to the frets.</sarcasm>
    Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

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    I had a blast learning this tune!

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    Happy Thursday ! mandosmiley:
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    Default Re: Italian mandolin by Antonio & Linda Calsolaro "Te Vojo Bene A

    The waltz in post #16 sounds uncannily familiar and closely follows the classic bal musette "L'Indifference". The co-composers are two Italian immigrants Tony Murena and Joseph Colombo--prolific in Paris guinguettes before World War One. While the second and third sections are quite a bit different, the first section is unmistakable as their famous waltz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandophile View Post
    The waltz in post #16 sounds uncannily familiar and closely follows the classic bal musette "L'Indifference". The co-composers are two Italian immigrants Tony Murena and Joseph Colombo--prolific in Paris guinguettes before World War One. While the second and third sections are quite a bit different, the first section is unmistakable as their famous waltz!
    There is a reason, Sheri, why it sounds uncannily familiar... it is "L'Indifference". It is mentioned a few times in the comments on the YouTube page. Maybe he learned them by ear and forgot and made his own variations over the years.
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    Thanks for that tune title Jim ! Any other titles known by you or anyone else would be great!

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    Post #20 according to the info under the video:

    Thanks for your question, it's old traditional music from Italy... not name just "Salento's Popular Valtzer"
    Sheri discussed it a bit in this 2015 post.

    It is, indeed, a most enchanting waltz. It's not an Italian-American song and not in any uploads. I believe it is just called Salento's Popular Waltz but I've contacted a Napoli musician who is a storehouse of regional information. I hope he can tell me something. If not, I will find it for you and there is manuscript score (as you can see in the video) so it's one of those Napoli ballo liscio tunes to come out of the--if I'm not mistaken mid 19th century. I think that's what the Maestro Calsolaro said while introducing the piece. I will find it! I want to be able to play it as well. Thank you for pointing it out to me.
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    Default Re: Italian mandolin by Antonio & Linda Calsolaro "Te Vojo Bene A

    Thanks Jim. It can be hard to find the title in a translation at times. I think we all know this one.

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8w...KL0Xg3BCBRBioQ I thought I'd leave this off with Antonios' You-Tube Home page where there's more tunes but most are repeats of tunes already shown here. While Antonio might not have the polish and fluidity of some I think he makes up for it in sincerity and coolness. I thank him for teaching me a little, just by being himself.

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