This book has been described by some as the classical mandolinist's bible. It provides background to the two main types of early mandolin - the mandolino and the Neapolitan mandoline. It gives details of musical history and repertoire for the instruments, which includes works by Handel, Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti and Beethoven. A must have for the library!
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