I have uploaded a piece by Gerardo Metallo to the Petrucci Library and to musicaneo. The title is Curro Cuchares. The piano version was already available at IMSLP, I have made a scan of the mandolin quartet version arrangend by F. Kollmaneck.
Gerardo Metallo – Real name: Metallo, Gerardo; Pianist, leader and composer (14 February 1871 – 14 July 1946)
Metallo was a composer, conductor and pianist.
He was born in Calabritto, in the south of Italy, but his spent his life in Uruguay, precisely in the city of Montevideo, where he arrived in 1882 when he was only 11 years old.
His compositions were popular at the beginning of the 20th century. I have found some historical recordings of his works.
Video – Curro Cuchares – Historical Recording by Bernard Taylor
guitar & mandolin – 8th – May 1949 on 78 rpm acetate (the uploader of this video switched the names – this is Curro Cuchares, Estudiantina is on the other side of this recording). Bernard Taylor plays exactly the 1st mandolin part of the arrangement by Kollmaneck, so the player might have used just this arrangement.
Playlist Curro Cuchares
I have found recordings including a piano roll and street organ performances. There are several recordings with accordion (Sharpshooters March).Read more “Gerard Metallo – Curro Cuchares – Free Sheet Music”