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    Raffaele Calace Method for Mandolin, the essential treatise from the master of Neopolitan mandolin technique is now made accessible to the English-speaking student thanks to the work of Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg.

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    Excellent news!! Long time coming.
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    I second Jim's comment.
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    I must get a copy of this!

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    Default Re: Raffaele Calace Method for Mandolin in English

    By looking at the picture on the cover of Raffaele Calace holding a Mandolin. He must have been a very small guy.

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    Those liuto cantabiles are monsters. The Munier Orchestra in Philadelphia have a Calace liuto. The neck is more than a baseball bat -- more like a bridge cable.
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    Default Re: Raffaele Calace Method for Mandolin in English

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Black View Post
    By looking at the picture on the cover of Raffaele Calace holding a Mandolin. He must have been a very small guy.
    I thought the same thing when I saw the photo..... Somewhere on the MC is a picture of Alex T playing a liuto cantabile (not certain of the maker). It is huge.

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    I was going to post a picture of RC and his liuto but you can't post pictures on these newsfetcher threads.
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    This

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjFdfjqIHHA

    is the instrument in question (i.e. the one played by Alex, of course, not Calace himself).

    QUITE impressive!

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    Wonderful, Victor, both the composition and the playing. The accompanying text from Alex is very informative as well. I did not know this was a Puglisi instrument...... The Sicilian makers are usually overshadowed by those from the peninsula. Of course they made instruments across a wide range of quality levels. I have owned a few and am a big fan of their very eclectic design sensibilities. Big props to the family from Catania. I hope this helps raise them further up into the radar screen.

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    Default Re: Raffaele Calace Method for Mandolin in English

    Pictures of the Calace liuto from (I think) 1920s can be found here:

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?1898-Post-a-Picture-of-Your-Bowlback-(or-any-others)&p=89071&viewfull=1#post89071
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    Quote Originally Posted by brunello97 View Post
    Wonderful, Victor, both the composition and the playing.
    Thank you, my friend! Indeed, the playing is nothing short of ASTOUNDING, especially considering that I wrote this piece for dear Ali, to be played on her "Beast", ~merely~ a lil' old octave-mandolin ;-)

    And, speaking of the radar screen, I would absolutely LOVE to write something expressly for this magnificent instrument, but of course that takes pragmatically a lower priority to those pieces for... *ahem*... somewhat more abundant instruments.

    An absolutely GLORIOUS plucky thing, all the same... What would I/we not give to have heard Raffaele the Great actually play that liuto! Perhaps his works for it can be revived, and more frequently heard.

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Raffaele Calace Method for Mandolin in English

    Hello all !...

    ! Has Somebody (because I am seeking strongly for…) the Liuto Cantabile method written by Raffaele Calace

    ...And (may be, why not) other from him (or other such as: "The Bickford Method for Mando-cello" in 3 volumes) for Mandocello please ?

    Thank you very much by advance !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irénée View Post
    Hello all !...

    ! Has Somebody (because I am seeking strongly for…) the Liuto Cantabile method written by Raffaele Calace

    ...And (may be, why not) other from him (or other such as: "The Bickford Method for Mando-cello" in 3 volumes) for Mandocello please ?

    Thank you very much by advance !
    Already answered this a week ago in your post from another thread: Contact me, I got the Bickford. If you already found the source, just let me know.

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