Golden Era 78 Classical Mandolin Orchestras and Solos Volume 8 1899-1954 CD $17.00
The cover photo is the c. 1899 one sided disc by Samuel Siegel on Mandolin with his
Ragtime Medley on the Zon-o-phone-National Gram-o-phone C 9109 disc. This etched label is much easier to see in hand than on the internet.
Most of the selections are Mandolin solos, and some duets and trios, all digitally cleaned for your repeated listening enjoyment.
The selections are listed below:
Samuel Siegel Mandolin and Piano
1. Ragtime Medley Zon-o-phone-National Gram-o-phone C 9109 c.1899
Valentine Abt with Orchestra accompaniment
2. Angel's Serenade (Braga) Victor 4495 5/29/1905
Samuel Siegel and Marie Caveny on Ukulele 1918
3. Kuu ipo i ka hee pue one Emerson 9159 (Princess Likelike-Samuel Siegel)
De Pace Brothers 1921 Mandolin and Guitar
4. Neapolitan Mazurka (De Pace) Pathe-Actuelle 020546
5. Valse Moderne (De Pace)
Raffaele Moreno y Bruder Mandolin and Guitar
6. Bohemia Criolla (Don Antonio Reonoso) Disco Expocision No. 13650 20145
7. Silvia Pizzicato (Delibes) Disco Expocision No. 13650 20147
W. Eugene Page Mandolin and Roy Butin on Harp Guitar
8. Polka Scherzo (Weber) September 21, 1909
Trio Arriaga Two Mandolins and Guitar Trio, Guitar Octaviano Yañez
9. Field of Roses Oxford Disc Record 13745-1-14 c. 1909
Sig. Alfonso de George
10. Blue Eyes (Fantasia) Harmony Records A200 (3297)
Antonio Saenz Ferrer Bandurria and Piano: Maestro Fuste
11. Granada de la "Suite Española" (Albéniz) Regal PK 1501 Matrix K 1972
12. Malagueñas - Rumores de La Caleta (Albéniz) Regal PK 1501 Matrix K 1977
13. Danza - Andaluza (Granados) Regal PK 1511 Matrix K 1973
14. Suite Española - Cádiz (Albéniz) Regal PK 1511 Matrix K 1974
Partipilo's Mandolin Orchestra
15. La gelosa-Mazurka (F. Carella) Victor 14-80559 A 40857
16. Hello, Vittoria-Polka (J. Partipilo) Victor 14-80559 B 40858
William Place Jr.
17. Serenata (Alexander) Victor 17363 A with Piano Acc. Stuart Ross April 24,1913
Cav. Joseph De Vita
18. Funiculi Funicula (Denza) Imperial 2404 1770
19. Maria Mari (Di Capua) Imperial 2404 1772
20. Fourth Man Theme (Andrini-Andrini) Select 139 GL 2828 c. 1954
21. Black Orchid (Royce Swain) Select 139 GL 2827 c. 1954
Estudiantina Trio actually Estudiantina "Centenario" Bandurrias and Guitar
22. Santiago Waltz (Corbin) Victor 16562 A March 5, 1910
The Trio Instrumental Arriaga was a very popular musical ensemble (originally a duet)
created by mandolin player Joaquin J. Arriaga, and guitarist Octaviano Yañez, which
success lead them to record some ballroom pieces in the early 1900's for the Edison
Phonographic Company in blue amberol cylinders, most of the pieces were writen by
Mexican composer Carlos Curti.
Antonio Saenz Ferrer: Born in Málaga in 1906. He studied violin, piano and the bandurria,
with the last one he accomplished numerous concerts in Spain and París, the city that
designated him to be 'The Casals of the Bandurria'. Several composers wrote scores
devoted to him for the bandurria and piano.
Bernardo de Pace was born in 1886 in San Ferdinando di Puglia, Italy. He began to play
the mandolin at the age of five in Naples. In 1899 he won an International Competition, and
began touring Italy, Paris,Berlin and St. Petersburg. In the following year he visited England
and stayed for three years. In 1903 he was contracted by the Sultan of Turkey for 7 months.
He also played for Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Czar Nicholas of Russia. He moved to
New York where he performed for the Metropoliton Opera. He died in 1946.