Valzer per un Amore – A Great Song by Fabrizio de André – Valzer Campestre by Gino Marinuzzi

Valzer per un Amore – I have discovered this song years ago, and every now and than I need to search for it again. Now I have compiled a post about this song to find it better next time.

The song has been written by Fabrizio de André who is one of the most important singers and composer of songs in Italy. You can find the most important information about Fabrizi de André in the Wikipedia.

The melody of this song is based on a composition by the Italian composer Gino MarinuziValzer Campestre. This is a recording of the Valzer Campestre played by the Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri

Valzer Campestre, dalla Suite Siciliana di Gino Marinuzzi.
Qui è eseguito dalla Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri.
Una celebre versione è quella di Fabrizio De Andre nel disco Nuvole Barocche.

Il paesaggio che si vede è quello delle campagne fra Aidone (Enna) e Raddusa (Catania)

The song has been published by Fabrizio de André on his album nuvole barocche in 1969, there are many videos with this recording on youtube:

I have found many videos with versions by other artists. I have compiled the best videos in my playlist below. In this playlist you can also find several videos with the original Valzer Campestre by Gino Marinuzzi.

Several videos are based on the version from the album Sogno nº1 with the London Symphony Orchestra and Vinicio Capossella. There is an interesting version played and sung by Beppe Gambetta with guitar, an arrangement for classical guitar by Giuseppe Torrisi, and finally a version with mandolin and guitar:

Bert Smits: mandolin & Lex Kemper: guitar play ‘Valzer per un amore’

 

Playlist Valzer per un amore – Fabrizio de André

Additional information

Wikipedia about Gino Marinuzzi

Information about Fabrizio de André (Wikipedia).

Blogpost with sheet music for Valzer per un Amore

Wikipedia (it.) abut the album Sogno nº1

Peter Pussarnig – Jazz and World Music with Guitar, Mandolin, Baglama, Sitar, Balalaika and more

I have recently discovered some great music by Peter Pussarnig. The sound of the mandolin in the track Anahata from Peter Pussarnigs CD “Autumn Song” inspired me to listen to more music by this artist. In this great video some people were filmed as they heard the track for the very first time – a great idea! In another track – Sarangi Mandolin Didgeridoo – obviously recorded in India Peter Pussarning also plays the mandolin.

Peter Pussarning has studied at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz. He plays all kinds of instruments, including guitar, sitar, baglama, mandolin, shanti drum, balalaika, bass and electronics.

I have compiled a playlist with videos by Peter Pussarning and the PP3 Trio. The playlist starts with Anahata. The second video is another great composition with guitar and tabla titled wanderlust.

Playlist Peter Pussarnig Trio – PP3

Additional Information

Website Peter Pussarnig

Instruments: guitars, sitar, bağlama, mandolin, shanti drum, balalaika, bass & electronics

Peter Pussarnig has studied jazz guitar under the supervision of Guido Jeszenszky at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. As a traveling musician he has learned how to play, among others, bağlama in Istanbul, Turkey and sitar with Shri Druva Nath Mishra in Varanasi, India. Being part of more than hundred projects, from playing to recording, shows his variety in styles and a great diversity of musical influences.
In 2015 “Autumn Song”, the debut album of his trio was released by Alessa Records.

Youtube channel Peter Pussarnig

Website University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Related post in my German blog gezupftes.de:

David Naiditch – Bluegrass that Swings – Bluegrass, Jazz & Blues and a Chromatic Harmonica

I have recently discovered a CD titled Bluegrass that Swings by David Naiditch on the Airplay Direct Website. David Naiditch is a harmonica player who plays Bluegrass music, Western Swing, Jazz, Klezmer, Ragtime and more.

The harmonica is not the typical Bluegrass instrument, it was the first time that I found Bluegrass recordings with a harmonica. But it fits well to a typical Bluegrass band with guitar, banjo, fiddle and mandolin.

David has compile a Bluegrass playlist with more than 43 videos, including many examples from his CDs.

Bluegrass tunes – Playlist by David Naiditch

But I remember that Bill Monroe used to have an accordion in some of his early recordings like in this recording of Blue Grass Special at the end of the video:

Sierra Hull is the mandolin player in the following video of Old Dangerfield:

Additional information

Airplay direct:

Additional Information

Website David Naiditch Chromatic Harmonica

David Naiditch Wins the 14th Independent Music Awards for Bluegrass Album – See more at: http://www.cybergrass.com/node/5256#sthash.WDXFxeLT.dpuf

The Stoneman Family – With Donna Stoneman on Mandolin, Roni Stoneman on Banjo

I have discovered the Stoneman Family some time ago. I was immedately thrilled by the performance of the group, especially by Donna Stoneman on the mandolin. I have learned that Roni Stoneman is considered “The First Lady Of Banjo”.

You can see Donna Stoneman and her mandolin in the following video:

Donna is moving all the time, dancing, jumping and at the same time plays great and energetic mandolin music. And the performances by the Stoneman Family are almost always very funny.

Donna Stoneman

You can learn about the biography of the Stoneman Family in the following video:

Stoneman Family Bio

The Stoneman Family – Goin Up Cripple Creek

That’s one of the signiture pieces by the Stoneman Family:

Playlist Stoneman Family

 

Additional Information

Wikipedia about Earnest Stoneman

Website Roni Stoneman

She is truly one of the great banjo masters of our time. She continues to play as strong as anyone you will hear that has ever picked up a banjo. A true Legend in her own lifetime.

She has earned and is undisputedly known as: “The First Lady Of Banjo”

Bio Earnest Stoneman / Stoneman Family

Pop and Hattie Stoneman’s children were born musicians. Every member of the family has made recordings, many under labels such as MGM and RCA Victor, and most have performed in the most prestigious venues. They had no musical training, but when their names are mentioned in the country music circles, e.g. – Donna, mandolin; Roni, banjo; Scott, fiddle; Gene, guitar; Jim, bass they are legendary. The family first appeared nationally on the “Jimmy Dean TV Variety Show.” “The Grand Ole Opry” followed in 1962, and in 1966, they hosted their own syndicated television series “Those Stonemans.” In 1967, The Stoneman Family was presented the first CMA Award as Vocal Group of the Year. They have participated in two motion pictures, have been nominated four additional times to the CMA Award presentations and several CMA nominations for Instrumental Group of the Year, and have traveled Europe extensively. Pop and Hattie’s family has also made hundreds upon hundreds of professional recordings.

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