Giovanni Giovale

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b. November 1885, Catania, Sicily, Italy
d. June 11, 1949, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Composer and musician. He is considered one of the greatest mandolin virtuosos of all time. He also played guitar, banjo, and violin. He is one of the few Italian mandolin maestros to be recorded. He has also been credited for making famous the duo style of mandolin playing, in which one instrument sounds like two. He wrote many works for mandolin, mostly polkas, waltzes and mazurkas.

He was an internationally travelling performer, performing in Spain, Africa, England, Austria and the United States. While in the United States, from 1926 to 1929, he recorded more than 50 sides. After three years in the U.S., he missed his home and moved back to Italy. He was planning to return when he died in 1949.
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Giovanni Giovale Discography Tracks

Albums

CD 602 Giovanni Giovale - L'Appuntamento (Italian Folksongs, Mazurkas, Polkas And Waltzes Played By The Great Mandolinists (1913-1928) Volume One) album art Various L'Appuntamento (as G. Giovale) and 1 more… Various - L'Appuntamento (Italian Folksongs, Mazurkas, Polkas And Waltzes Played By The Great Mandolinists (1913-1928) Volume One)(CD, Comp) Global Village Music CD 602 US 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

CD 1095 Giovanni Giovale - Italian String Virtuosi (Banjo Mandolin Guitar) album art Various Waltz Brillante and 1 more… Various - Italian String Virtuosi (Banjo Mandolin Guitar)(CD, Comp) Rounder Records CD 1095 US 1995 Sell This Version