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Al Fabrizio & Hugo Wainzinger | Italian Heartstrings

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Italian Heartstrings

by Al Fabrizio & Hugo Wainzinger

Romantic, easy listening, Italian mandolin background music featuring world favorites, tarantellas, polkas and traditional ethnic heartfelt ballads.
Genre: Easy Listening: Nostalgia
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Comme facetta mommetta
2:43 album only
2. Mattinata
3:12 album only
3. Guaglione
3:11 album only
4. Cuore Napolitano
4:18 album only
5. La donna e`mobile
1:59 album only
6. Ritorna a me
4:10 album only
7. Drigo's Serenade
4:57 album only
8. Fiorin Fiorello
3:02 album only
9. Mamma mia, che vo' sape'?!
4:02 album only
10. Marina
2:47 album only
11. O Marinariello
3:06 album only
12. Farfalla
2:38 album only
13. Tempo Colombiano
3:24 album only
14. La Playa
4:32 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Al (Anselmo) Fabrizio grew up in New York State with two musician brothers. His parents were from Abruzzi, Italy. He reminisces about his early days in Cortland: "It seemed like everybody played an instrument. We'd walk by our neighborhood barber shop in the evenings and hear Nick, and his son Matt playing clarinet duets by the hour. They'd be playing classics and mazurkas-joyous music that touched my heart." He recalls, "Our house was always filled with music-my mother singing along to the radio, my brothers and I playing duets or trios, and on rare occasions my father playing heart-warming melodies on his old mandolin. Whether it was the songs, the mandolin or the way he played, I've never forgotten those hauntingly beautiful sounds."

Al plays the Neapolitan mandolin in the expressive "tremolo" style. Interestingly, his career as a mandolinist did not begin until adulthood shortly after the sudden loss of his brother Ray, a flute virtuoso. At that time, Al made a commitment to keep music alive in the family. With this in mind, he picked up his father's old mandolin. Al explains, "For me, the mandolin became a way of re-connecting with my childhood memories and my heritage, as well as a way to honor the memory of my brother." Carrying on the family tradition, Ray's children, Rita, Carla and Raymond, Jr., are also outstanding musicians and perform in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For much of his adult life, Al left music behind for a career as a graphic artist. He has owned and operated Fabrizio Publications, a graphic arts and publishing company in Palo Alto for the past 37 years. He also taught art for 12 years at both San Jose State University and Foothill Community College.

With the completion of "Serenata Italiana" and "Italian Heartstrings" Al's lifelong love of music comes full circle. He is gratified to be sharing with others this music that is so much a part of him. Fabrizio is a co-owner of Heartstrings Music, LLC., a recording and production studio in Mountain View, California, along with his partner Hugo Wainzinger.



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This is music for your heart and soul! I love it and have been able to share it with my family that loves it just as much. Bravo!

Jeane Meeds

The music was great but I didn't think it was love songs like I expected. I'll get back to your sight soon. Thanks

Ruth Lee

Serenata Italiana
Found the first one at the Mountain View Art and Wine Festival. Loved it so much I sent for the other two! Beautiful


I love the CD's i have recieved from you. The service is outstanding and the music is so soothing and beautiful. Thank you. I will be looking forward to future CD's from you.

A Pelletier

A romantic ingredient for my favorite kitchen recipes!
Italian Heartstrings is a relaxing composition of romantic music. Its mood sweeps me away to a favorite cafe in Tuscany.



Excellent Mandolin and Guitar Music
Reminds me of my grandparents happy songs! Good memories!
Excellent CD!

Valerie T.

Another winner!
I could listen to this music all night long. Thank you!

Darlena DeBartolo King

This Italian girl says it's absolutely breathtaking!!!!
Having grown up with Italian music in the background of my life... this is the best I have ever heard.... live or on CD.... this music will bring you to tears and make you want a bowl of macaroni and a glass of Chianti...

Al DiLiberto

Italian Heartstrings
I am so pleased to have found Al Fabrizio's music! A wonderful arrangement and fine interpretation of old Italian favorites and others. Assolutamente meraviglioso! Thank you, thank you!
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