Gioviale, Giovanni nov.1885-11.jun.1949 Italy Sicily, Catania - Catania
mandolinist, studied banjo, guitar and violin at the boarding school of Cruciferi Street in Catania, violinist of the orchestra of Bellini Theatre Catania, 1923 played in Madrid, 23.mar.1926-1929 resided in New York City where he gave concerts and made recordings, back in Italy he played and conducted plucked string orchestras in Sicily and Rome, played in the Toscanini Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala Milan and gave concerts in Turin, Milan, Rome, Genoa and Palermo, until 1948 he had a weekly radio program 'I canti dell'Etna' in Catania ; he married Pietra Lizzio

Title Parts

[L] Costumi siciliani (Sicilian customs). Mandolin and guitar. 1928
Carlo Aonzo, Beppe Gambetta, David Grisman. ACD 47

[L] Idillio primaverile (Idyll of springtime). 3 Mandolins and guitar
Carlo Aonzo, Beppe Gambetta, David Grisman. ACD 47

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