Members Only Film Clip and Rare Recordings
Performing a sample of his composition “Stefania” in New York on December 19th, 1928.
Zara Prima, with Taraffo
"O Sole Mio!"
the early 2000's, a rare University library film was discovered of Pasquale Taraffo performing a sample of his composition “Stefania” in New York on December
19th, 1928. Eventually, both I and Beppe Gambetta separately tracked it
down and licensed some of it for private use. My version for
Harpguitars.net Members was a 60 second clip that I edited together from
Taraffo's four separate performance takes with 3 different views. This
video remains available for sharing with Harpguitars.net members. However,
the entire 4 minute film (Taraffo's 4 short takes) has finally been made
available on YouTube directly from the source - the Moving Image Research
Collections of the University of South Carolina. Click
here to view.
HERE TO ACCESS
This rare 78 was discovered by Franco Ghisalberti shortly after the release of his 2007 2-CD set of the complete Taraffo recordings, and thus will likely never be released on CD.
Franco Ghisalberti has graciously donated the recordings to the members of Harpguitars.net.
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