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Traversata: Italian Music in America

David Grisman / Beppe Gambetta / Carlo Aonzo

Initial release : 2001

Acoustic Disc

An exploration of the lyrical, acoustic string music of Italian origin that has been played or composed in America.

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  • Costumi Siciliani (Sicilian Customs)
  • Oh, Mio Babbino Caro (On, My Dear Daddy) (from Gianni Schicchi)
  • Idillio Primaverile (Idyll of Springtime)
  • Manzanillo (Valentine Abt)
  • L'Onda (The Wave)
  • Tarantella Op. 18
  • Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Pickin' The Guitar (Pizzicando la Chitarra)
  • Violinata (Violin Serenade)
  • Study For Two Mandolins (Studio Per Due Mandolini)
  • Valtzer Fantastico (Wonder Waltz)
  • The Godfather Waltz (II Valzer del Padrino) (from the Godfather)
  • Mazurka VI Op. 141
  • April Kisses (Baci d'Aprile)

  • David Grisman - mandolin
  • Beppe Gambetta - guitar, harp-guitar
  • Carlo Aonzo - mandolin

  • Producer - David Grisman
  • Recording engineer - David Dennison

Traversata means ocean crossing.

The pieces are played on traditional instruments included authentic bowl-backed mandolins from Italy.

Related releases

Costumi Siciliani and Oh, Mio Barrino Caro and were included on;