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historical recordings

“Love’s Dream after the Ball” ♫ Waltz / Intermezzo…

Some days ago I have made a scan of a nice piece for mandolin orchestra and have uploaded it to my website mandoisland and to the IMSLP site.

It’s a composition by Alphons Czibulka with the great title:

Songe D’Amour Apres le Bal / Liebestraum nach dem Balle / Love’s Dream after the Ball

This is the article about Alphons Czibulka in the German Brockhaus-Riemann dictionary of music:

Czibulka [‘tsibulko], Alphons, * 14.5.1842 Szepes- Várallya (Ungarn), † 27.10.1894 Wien; ung. Komponist, Armeekapellmeister in Wien, schrieb sechs Operetten und zahlreiche Tanzmusikstücke. Bekannt geblieben ist die Stephanie-Gavotte.
[Brockhaus-Riemann Musiklexikon: Czibulka, S. 1. Digitale Bibliothek Band 38: Brockhaus Riemann – Musiklexikon, S. 2386 (vgl. BRM Bd. 1, S. 288) (c) Schott Musik International]

Czibulka has composed several operettas, and his most famous piece is the Stephanie Gavotte. I think that Love’s Dream after the Ball is a great piece and I like to listen to it very much. So maybe the sheet music of this piece for mandolin orchestra will be played by some mandolin orchestra.

There are some videos of this composition at youtube, with the title in the three different languages.

This is a historical recording of the piece:

“Songe D’Amour Apres le Bal” Waltz (Czibulka) Played by Dajos Bela & His Orchestra C 1930

Playlist Songe D’amour Apres le Bal

Additional Information

Free sheet music for piano or mandolin orchestra on the IMSLP site:

http://imslp.org/wiki/Songe_d%27amour_apr%C3%A8s_le_bal,_Op.356_%28Czibulka,_Alphons%29

Historical recordings with compositions by Alphons Czibulka (Love’s Dream after the Ball, Stephanie Gavotte, Nightingale Waltz u. a.)  in the National Library of the Library of Congress :

http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/search/results?q=czibulka

Free sheet music for mandolin, guitar, mandolin orchestra on my website  www.mandoisland.de on page “free sheet music”

Sheet music by A. Czibulka in the National Library of Autralia:

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=czibulka&type=all&limit[]=&submit=Find&limit[]=format%3AOnline

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Enrico Toselli – Famous Serenade – Free Sheet Music…

On the website  http://www.justclassicalguitar.com/vpmusicmedia/biblioteca.php I have found the sheet music for the famous Serenade Op. 6 by Enrico Toselli for mandolin and guitar.

Biography of Enrico Toselli on the website of the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/a3856768-44f6-4209-a8c4-4d70adff516d

and Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Toselli

Enrico Toselli (March 13, 1883 Florence – January 15, 1926 Florence) was an Italian pianist and composer. He studied the piano with Giovanni Sgambati and composition with Giuseppe Martucci and Reginaldo Grazzini. At a very early age he started on a brilliant career as a concert pianist in Italy, the principal European capitals and also in Alexandria and North America. Later he settled in Florence, teaching and composing, while still appearing frequently on the concert platform. He composed a number of songs, of which the Serenata ‘Rimpianto’ Op.6 No.1 was the most popular. He also wrote two operettas, La cattiva Francesca (1912) and La principessa bizzarra (1913).

Although a successful performer and composer, Toselli’s prodigious fame was largely due to the international scandal occasioned by his marriage to the former Crown Princess of Saxony, Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Archduchess Luise, Princess of Tuscany in 1907. She had previously deserted her husband, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, years earlier. Toselli and the Archduchess’ marriage was not a happy one, and they separated in 1912. They had one son together, Carlo Emanuele Toselli (7 May 1908 – 1969). Toselli used his fame as the ex-husband of such an illustrious woman to good effect by writing a successful book of memoirs, Mari d’altesse: 4 ans de mariage avec Louise de Toscane, ex-princesse de Saxe.

On the website http://luiseoftuscany.yolasite.com/enrico-toselli.php you can find three historical postcards from the wedding of Toselli with Countess Montignoso (Luise).

The Serenade by Toselli is played frequently until today, and there are many youtube videos of this piece available, including instrumental versions for different instruments and songs in many languages. Famous ingers like Benjamino Gigli, Perry Como, Rudolf Schock, Richard Tauber, Jose Carreras, Mario Lanza have sung the Serenade.

Let’s start with a historical recording played by the violinist Jan Bleumers:

SERENATA – TOSELLI. PLAYED BY JAN BLEUMERS AND PIERRE PALLA. 78RPM PHILIPS.

THIS IS THE SPECIAL LIVE RECORDING OF JAN BLEUMERS PLAYING THIS BEAUTIFUL SERENADE BY TOSELLI ON THE GRAMOPHONE. THE GRANDSONS WERE ASTOUNDED TO HEAR THAT THEIR GRANDPA WAS ON YOUTUBE. THIS IS THE BEST VERSION OF SERENATA I HAVE EVER HEARD!!
LIFE GRAMOPHONE GIVES MORE DETAILS AND SHARPER TONES!

A great version for guitar ensemble with two solo guitars:

VCU Guitar Ensemble performs Serenade, Op. 6 by Enrico Toselli

The VCU Guitar Ensemble performs Serenade, Op. 6 by Enrico Toselli in concert on May1, 2011 at Virginia Commonwealth University. The arrangement is by John Patykula. The soloists are Nathan Mills and Hannah Standiford. The ensemble is directed by John Patykula.

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The Athenian Mandolin Quartet – Historical Recordings

I have just found 4 youtube videos with historical recordings of the Athenian Mandolin Quartet, which is also known as the Alessios de Filippis Mandolin Quartet.

More recordings of this groups are available on Edision cylinders on the site of the cylinder conservation project and in the Library of Congress.

These are the recordings made by the Victor Company in 1916 and 1917:

http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/5227/Alessios_de_Filippis_Mandolin_Quartet_Musical_group

Estudiantina Waltz – Athenian Mandolin Quartet

Victor 10 inch record #17990-B, “Estudiantina Waltz”, played by the Athenian Mandolin Quartet (recorded February 25, 1916).

Spanish Rhapsody – Athenian Mandolin Quartet

The Spanish Rhapsody was composed by Simone Salvetti

Hawaii I’m Lonesome for You

Aloha Land

Additional Information

Recordings of the Athens Mandolin Quartet on Edison cylinders that are available on the site of the Cylinder Conservation Project – includes a Hungarian Serenade, Spanish Rhapsody, That dreamy dreamy Lullaby, A Walk in the Forrest:

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php/search.php?queryType=%40attr+1%3D1016+&query=alessios

Recordings of the Athenian Mandolin Quartet in the National Jukebox of the Library of Congress – includes Spanish Rhapsody, Mo-Ana, Estudiantina Waltz and Cacliz March (Cadiz March?):

http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/artists/detail/id/1162/

More posts about historical recordings: http://www.mandoisland.com/?tag=historical-recordings

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Historical Recordings – Banjo Bands, Mandolin Orchestras, Accordion, Hawaiian…

I have recently found a nice compilation of historical recordings with banjo, mandolin and other instruments. Most of those recordings are available in other sources like i archive.org or the Antique Phonograph Music Program http://wfmu.org/playlists/AP

But it is much more easy to listen to those recordings on the following page:

Banjo Bands, Mandolin Orchestras, Accordion, Hawaiian guitar and ukulele, and xylophone

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In the transitions of the turn of the century some musical instruments made attempts to create an orchestral distribution of their tones in imitation of string ensembles. Other musical fads involved exotic sounds and instrumentation.

Maybe the greatest historical video is the following movie with Bernardo de Pace:

World Famous Mandolin Virtuoso Bernardo De Pace (1886-1966).

This is another historical recording that is availabe as a youtube video:

The Three Stripped Gears Alabama Blues

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