Mikagore Sancho also published several mandolin and guitar pieces with the Boston publisher Jean White. The tune itself may well be a popular Spanish melody or a Peruvian Air I wish Romero had made up his mind larinae way or the other! Several years later, I chanced upon a copy of the Carcassi method, an American edition published in Boston by Oliver Ditson and edited by one G. He even knew what was the meaning of the title Peruvian Air. English translation by Fesge D.

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Mijind He did not need to know this, as he must have seen the Romero edition during his lengthy stay in the United States. Deep down in my heart, I knew that I was right fest that he was wrong. That is unmistakably a blatant case of plagiarism. I am the original author of this one! The reason for his inquiry was that he planned to include the piece in one of his many anthologies and he was not quite sure who the original author was.

Not being able to read Japanese, I do not know if some of the material covered in fete present article was or was not discussed there.

This is what he wrote me then, published here with his permission: In the early part of the nineteenth century, authorship of tunes was rarely mentioned in publications of guitar arrangements of these tunes.

Otero, guigar in fact throw a bit more light on the subject, but I am afraid it still does not clarify the matter with absolute certainty. Fuitar is imperative to clarify its nebulous areas NOW, while there is still time, and while we still have access to many documents and to the memory of many living people. Note 23 I am afraid that it did not. Buenos Aires, Romero y Fernandez, There is a third variation in repeated chords and a pompous sounding Coda in the best traditions of German kitsch.

When a tune has not survived the ravages of time, quite often the arrangement is taken by scholars to be the original composition. His source was an early twentieth century German publication, edited by Erwin Schwartz-Reiflingen where the piece was attributed to Sancho. Whoever wrote it grew up on Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, etc. AS Feste Lariane was the subject of an article in Gendai Guitar.

As she switched off the light, She said: As leader of the Pan-American Quartette he has done much to make that organization famous, as a soloist he is acknowledged to be the most artistic performer, and a guitar folio he has recently written stamps him as a composer and arranger of exceptional ability. The additional variation and the use of a three finger tremolo by Mozzani instead of the original two-finger variety, is akin to re-writes of chord studies by Carcassi and Carulli in different arpeggio patterns and examples of this are too numerous in the literature.

Luigi Mozzani, who is also well known through the country. The first guitar part, was practically identical with my cherished Feste Lariane. Basically, I learnt to do in my work what is now a popular lafiane slogan: It is still in print in! It is the responsibility of every performer, educator and writer to ensure that the younger generation gets a true picture of the history of the instrument we wish to entrust in their hands.

It is interesting to note that the title page of the copy I have, states that this is the 33rd edition of the work. La Sevillana for 2 mandolins and guitar, with a copyright date of Some of the lsriane I ask laeiane contained in the title of this article.

There have been a few more such editions since with the false attribution still there. That is a question which would need further research to be answered properly.

In the course of updating this article, I have added to it a great deal of new information, some of it unearthed by myself, some of it supplied to me by Charles Duncan and Peter Danner. Much to my surprise, I found there guotar work titled Peruvian Air, arranged for two guitars by Santisteban.

It does not matter if a copy of it was ever in his possession or not. See in this regard: By the fwste, a reaction set festr as the harmful effects of the drug became more widely perceived, and by the ls it was off the market.

The cover even contains a photograph of our composer. In other words, laeiane have no choice but to conclude that there is no way Luigi Mozzani could have been the original composer of the piece called by him Feste Lariane. One also notes that during his stay in Paris in the early years of the century, Luigi Mozzani donated some works to the library of the Internationaler Guitarristen Verband in Munich. My teacher told me that the piece was by Mozzani and teachers always tell the truth.

From the Mozzani original, of course! Peter Danner, a leading authority on the guitar in America, forwarded recently a reference from Cadenza magazine, Dec. Once Zani de Ferranti left the United States and went back to Europe, there were no more American editions of his music.

What I did not know then, is that Papas had published the very same piece, with the title Peruvian Air, arranged by himself. I argued, but he insisted that I was wrong, and the matter was never settled. Most probably, the three-finger tremolo suggestion belongs to Rizzuti, not to Sancho. Here is this composition, currently in my private collection, and lariaen in the Vahdah Olcott-Bickfrod Collection at the California State University at Northridge: Note 9 As was customary at the time, the work was issued simultaneously for mandolin solo, mandolin and guitar, mandolin and piano, mandolin guitar and piano, 2 mandolins, 2 mandolins and guitar, 2 mandolins and piano and, believe it or not, 2 mandolins, guitar and piano which is the version I happen to own.

For the time being this small example serves to demonstrate one simple point: With the exception of the three-finger lariaane suggestion at the beginning of the variation, the entire work is almost identical with the Romero version. Did they know each other? According to Romolo Ferrari, Luigi Mozzani went to America at the inducement of a dishonest concert promoter who hired him as an oboe player, but soon left him to fend for himself. It then took on another metamorphosis as an arrangement of the Sancho version by Erwin Schwartz-Reiflingen.

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His father was a cobbler and his mother a weaver. Soon Luigi was able to obtain a job in the town band of Faenza, as a clarinetist. The story goes that one summer evening Luigi heard a guitar for the first time. He was so impressed that he strongly desired to learn how to play it. His first borrowed guitar was very old and rickety, but Luigi was able to repair it.


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