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Bella Serenata

by Al Fabrizio & Hugo Wainzinger

Mandolin: Romantic Italian and Latin Favorites , mazurkas, beguine, Mexican Waltz, bolero, cha cha cha, background music for pasta, wine and candles
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bambina Mia (My little baby)
2:12 $0.99
2. Mamma
5:11 $0.99
3. Perfidia
3:14 $0.99
4. Che La La
3:56 $0.99
5. Al Di La
4:35 $0.99
6. Maria Bonita (Beautiful Maria)
2:58 $0.99
7. Dicitencello Vuie
3:26 $0.99
8. Come Le Rose
4:49 $0.99
9. Besame Mucho
5:13 $0.99
10. Maria Elena
2:41 $0.99
11. Arrivederci Roma
3:52 $0.99
12. I'te Vurria Vasa
4:16 $0.99
13. Spanish Eyes
4:38 $0.99
14. Non Dimenticar
4:14 $0.99
15. Tarantella Popolare
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Album Notes

Al (Anselmo) Fabrizio grew up with two musician brothers. His parents came from Italy (Abruzzi) to Cortland, New York. Al reminisces about his early days: "It seemed like everybody played an instrument. In the evenings we would walk by our neighborhood and hear Nick, the barber, and his son playing clarinet classics and mazurkas. Our home was always filled with music-my mom singing in harmony to the radio, my brothers and I playing duets or trios, (I played clairinet then) and on rare
occasions my father playing old melodies on a mandolin made by my grandfather. I've never forgotten those hauntingly romantic plaintive sounds."

For much of his adult life, Al left music behind for a career as a graphic artist. He owned Fabrizio Publications, a graphics and publishing company. He was also an art instructor for 12 years at San Jose State University and Foothill Community College. Interestingly, his career as a mandolinist did not begin until adulthood shortly after the sudden loss of his brother Raymond, 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 mandolin and seriously started a new career. Al explains, "For me, the mandolin became a way of re-connecting with my heritage, my childhood memories.

Al plays the Neapolitan mandolin in the expressive "tremolo" style. He touches the heart of listeners taking them on a trip through the canals of Venice, the hills of Tuscany and the weddings of Sicily. With the completion of the CDs, "Serenata Italiana", "Italian Heartstrings" and "Bella Serenata", Al's lifelong love of music comes full circle. His albums are receiving four star reviews with sales coming from around the world. His latest album, "Bella Serenata", in addition to ten Italian love songs, added six Latin favorites. He is called a mandolin master in an article by Leigh Weimers of the San Jose Mercury News entitled, "Shoppers Rejoice" in
reference to Al perfomances regularly at Westfield Valley Fair Mall and at Santana Row in San Jose, California. Fabrizio is a co-owner with his partner, Hugo Wainzinger, of Heartstrings Music, LLC, a recording and production studio in Mountain View, California. Two of the studio's albums were nominated for the "California Music Awards" (Bamies) for 2004. Al and his partner, Hugo, are often seen performing together at weddings, festivals and special events in the San Francsico Bay Area and California cities.
Hugo Wainzinger
Guitarist / Arranger / Composer

HUGO WAINZINGER is a composer, guitarist, and arranger. Born in Argentina, he was exposed to a wide variety of music since childhood, largely through the influence of his mother, a passionate bolero singer. He absorbed many musical styles, making him uncommonly versatile as an arranger. A prolific composer as well as a wide-ranging performer, he spans the spectrum from classical to jazz to contemporary and world music. Frequently performing as a soloist, he also plays with both Latin and American artists at various Bay Area venues and festivals including the San Francisco Jazz Festival. In addition to his active career as a composer and performer, he engineers and produces recording projects at Heartstrings Studio in Mountain View, California. Among many recordings, he arranged and played the background instruments to the CD, "Serenata Italiana" and the recent release, "Italian Heartstrings".

"I first met Hugo Wainzinger in 1992 through a mandolinist friend, Carlos Lopez, and we began performing as a trio. What impressed me about Hugo was his vast repertoire combined with his remarkable skill as both composer and performer. In the recording studio, his ear for mixing and mastering is unmatched. After more than ten years of working together, I never cease to be amazed by his musical genius. His songs (which number in the hundreds), are surely destined to be loved and sung by many."- Al Fabrizio



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excellent mandolin BRAVO!
My favorite music instrument is mandolin than ı love it too much.Because of my hoby ım interested in mandolins.I want them to visit Turkey and have a brief concert in İstanbul and Adana Cities because we have a common culture with the mediterranean countries.İt is mediterranean culture.So Turkey is also a mediterranean country thats why our peole love this kind of musics.Thank you for your suggestions and also thanks to Al Fabrizio and Hugo Wainzinger for their works.I pleased about to see you in Turkey

Dave MacDonald

Great mood music for thinking and relaxing.
At age 72 my midday nap is more pleasant and thoughtful with Bella Serenata as it is with quiet time at night. Look forward to more of Mr. Fabrizio's offerings.

bill bethel

bella serenata
This is our 2nd album and they are both great. We are glad we met you at the Danville street fair.It brought your music to fill our soul.


A must have if you love the mandolin
This CD is awesome! If you love mandolin music then this is a must buy! I am lucky to have all three and truly wish there were a Christmas CD. The transaction was smooth and SUPER FAST. Thanks

Brian Naylor

I have all four of Messrs. Fabrizio/Wainzinger\'s CDs, and each one is a treasure. All I have to do is slip one into the CD player, and I feel like I\'m in Tuscany!

Valerie T.

Absolutely wonderful music!
Thank you for making such wonderful music. It is definitely food for the soul!

Stacey Jan

A cd everyone ought to have !
I"m really glad I bought this cd as a Mother's Day present because my mother loves it and she listens to every morning. It's a great music to listen to specially if you want to relax or release your stress your a hectic day.


bravo congratulation!
ı congratulate yıu from Gaziantep City in Turkey, our city is the largest city in turkey thats why you can come and have a wonderful concert in turkey mandolin is my favorite musical instrument ı really love playing with mandolin one day, ı hope you will come to Gaziantep and have a nice concert Good Luck!

Andrea Kremer

A wonderful CD for just relaxing at home.
This CD (and others from these two artists) make great gifts. My grandmother loves these CDs, as does the rest of the family. She plays them often and they make her and her friends feel so relaxed.

Kathleen Reardon

Serenata D'Amore & Bella Serenata
I had bought "Serenata Italiana" at the farmers market in Livermore, CA years ago, I play it all the time and just love it! I was so thrilled to have found this website and receive my 2 new CD's! I too would love to see a Christmas CD released!
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