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  • yesterdaysanswers
    27.07.2021 - 5 minutes ago

    (Corriere, 3 April 1991)

    The musician from Brescia from rock to language studies in the new LP "Passa la bellezza”

    Pagani: I “play" my dialect

    For some time I have been looking for that popular Italian that made my elementary school teacher so angry - I like to write pieces that seem to people already familiar

    translation:

    MILAN - Behind the success of the latest album by Fabrizio De Andrè, “Nuvole”, and the triumph of the tour that ends these days, there is the work of one of the most greatest ever professionals of Italian pop music, Mauro Pagani, former violinist and leader of the Premiata Forneria Marconi.

    During the concert Pagani presented some pieces from “Passa la bellezza”, an album that is a valuable example of research on ethnic music and in which you can see all the artistic journey made by this extraordinary musician.

    "The philosophy of my work,” explains Pagani, “can be summarized as follows: the pleasure of writing a piece with only three chords, a voice, a guitar, a piece that stands on its own and is so catchy that it gives the listener the impression of having heard it before.”

    Mauro Pagani was born in Chiari, in the province of Brescia, 45 years ago. He attended the classical high school in Milan and in Desenzano, and at the same time he takes the exams in the Conservatory.

    His instrument is the violin. For seven years he devoted himself to blues and in 1970, with Franz Di Cioccio, Franco Mussida, Flavio Premoli and Giorgio Piazza, he founded the Premiata Forneria Marconi.

    But yet while he plays in the most appreciated Italian rock formation in the world, he discovers a deep passion for ethnic music. And it is one of the reasons that led him to abandon the line-up in 1977.

    He thus continued his studies on medieval, Mediterranean and North African music culture. He makes contact with instruments such as the bouzouki, the oud, the saz, the viella. He founded the "Carnascialia" group and collaborated with the "Canzoniere del Lazio". In 1981 he composed the music for the soundtrack of the comedy and of the subsequent film by Gabriele Salvatores “A Midsummer Night's Dream”.

    In 1982 he took part in the Fabrizio De Andrè tour. Thus ‘Creuza de ma’ was born from the agreement between the two, published in 1984, in which the Genoese singer-songwriter discovers his vocation for ethnic music and the dialect song that he will never abandon. And always together with Pagani he also composes the recent album “Nuvole”.

    “My ‘Passa la bellezza’”, Pagani explains, “starts from an assumption: there are no more noble compositional schemes than others.”

    A song makes sense if it excites you. And the study of popular music teaches you to put few instruments and a lot of work into songs."

    And the themes touched by the songs, what are they? “The most varied. In ‘Neve di Natale' I talk about the illusions of children and as in a dance I see pass by all those who in my life have deluded themselves with me. The popular song lives of deep roots, of ancestral images that enter childhood: the photo of the mother at 16 and that of the father with a mustache stiff in his uniform. And as a language I use here and there a sort of Italianized dialect, the one that made my elementary teacher so angry he called it “Italiacano".

    In a work of difficult definition, but which sounds fresh and immediate, the songs that stand out are “Davvero davvero”, a song performed by Pagani in a duet with De André, and the curious "'N De”, which concentrates on all the ways to be stupid in the Brescia dialect: macanèl, saù, macù, saiòt, papao, piturina, somiet, recet, tetu, lomagòt (lumacone), sapatù (ciabattone).

    Mario Luzzatto Fegiz

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  • vibesfromepicforest
    26.07.2021 - 23 hours ago

    Mauro painted with watercolors + work in progress video!

    Music 🎵

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    Vibes From Epic Forest

    #fanart#traditional art#painting#watercolours#fineliners#art#mauro pagani #premiata forneria marconi #prog rock #artists on tumblr #vibesdraws#video #work in progress
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  • yesterdaysanswers
    24.07.2021 - 3 days ago

    The magnificent six of the Forneria: in the foreground, from the left, Franco Mussida, Mauro Pagani, Franz Di Cioccio; behind, Bernardo Lanzetti, Flavio Premoli and Patrick Djivas. For two hours they were bombarded with questions on our phone.

    (Corriere, 5 November 1975)

    translation:

    READY? THE PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI

    I AM 13 YEARS OLD CAN I PLAY WITH YOU?

    “Ready? My name is Vincenzo Della Torre, I am 13 years old, I am a little fan of piano. I have a wish.”

    “Tell me Vincenzo,” replies Flavio Premoli of P.F.M.

    “Well, I would love to come and visit you one day when you rehearse and play with you. Is it possible?”

    “Of course! Of course! Come whenever you want. Just have someone call our record company first and get them to tell you the exact times. Say you are a reader of Corriere d’informazione and you will have permission.”

    “Thank you. But when can I call?”

    “In December, when we will begin rehearsals for the great Italian tour.”

    This is one of the nicest phone calls among the many received by the Premiata Forneria Marconi, which on Friday evening, from 6 to 8 pm, held our phone. Franz Di Cioccio, drummer, Flavio Premoli, piano, Franco Mussida, guitar, Mauro Pagani, flute, Patrick Djivas, bass, and Bernardo Lanzetti, singer, took turns on the phone. Two hours of uninterrupted dialogue.

    There was no shortage of interruptions by SIP [t/n: former telephone company Società Italiana per l'Esercizio Telefonico] at the request of those who tried unsuccessfully to speak with the musical group, dressed in a rather original way, but not too much (Franz Di Cioccio also wore the earring on the left), they threw themselves in an avalanche on the french fries, talking intently among themselves, trying to release the tension of a few hours in the recording room where they had played up to half an hour before coming on our phone.

    “Hello, I would like to speak with the Premiata, my name is Giuseppe Dama, 18 years old.”

    “I'm Mauro Pagani. Tell me.”

    “I would like to know what you mean by your latest LP, entitled ‘Chocolate King’.”

    “In this record we have tried to make a greater effort regarding the lyrics. We touched on the hottest topics of the moment, such as drugs, or where the ideas and the seething of ’68 have gone, or the jolts of the system.”

    “What has the American experience been for you?”

    “We went to the USA full of curiosity. We wanted to get to know the proponents of the new ideas live. Instead we found emptiness. There’s no one left of the ’68.

    Our telephone was also served to the P.F.M. to officially present their new singer, Bernardo Lanzetti who comes from the group Acqua Fragile. Numerous phone calls in fact focused on this topic, such as that of Paolo Locati. The interested party replied.

    “Yes, I recently joined the group, There was a need for a singer. The P.F.M. was composed of musicians who just sang. In a group the contribution of a singer is useful above all from a spectacular point of view.”

    “My name is Massimo Jesi, I am 14 years old. I would like to know the origins of the name of your group.”

    “Sure, I will answer, Franz Di Cioccio. You see, at the beginning there were three of us and and we were called ‘I Quelli'. Then we met Mauro Pagani, with whom we began to make a more demanding speech. When the problem arose of giving a name we decided to inspire it to that of another old group, the ‘Forneria Marconi’, so called in homage to a certain Giovanni Marconi who had signed all the bills for the purchase of the instruments. We added the word ‘Premiata’, as it was in use in small businesses at the turn of the century.”

    Who is the most beautiful?

    “Ready? I would like to speak to someone from Premiata Forneria Marconi.”

    “It’s me, Francesco Mussida. What’s your name?”

    “Ornella. I am 24 years old. Who is the most beautiful of you? I want to talk to the most beautiful.”

    “Well, for that matter, I'm not really to be thrown away too... Besides, we all are, and you are quite beautiful. However, it seems that the one with greatest success among women is Mauro Pagani. Shall I put him through?”

    “No, no, you don't need to. I'm fine with you, too. In fact, you, we’re on a first-name basis.”

    “Tell me Ornella.”

    “We wanted to tell you that you are all very good. I'm not alone here. There are other girls. We are in an office. One is married and 18 years old; another is 19 and the third is 17. It would so appease us to come and hear you.

    “Why don't you do it?”

    “Gladly, but if you don’t charge too much for the ticket.

    “But come on, Ornella, we are not expensive. Come, come and visit us with your friends. We are waiting for you.”

    #they're not wrong about mauro :o #I wonder how many kids tried to call them to watch them rehearse #premiata forneria marconi #pfm#la premiata#franco mussida#bernardo lanzetti#flavio premoli#mauro pagani#patrick djivas #franz di cioccio #article#translation#my translation
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  • yesterdaysanswers
    24.07.2021 - 3 days ago

    (Corriere, 1 November 1975)

    Premiata: hot phone

    Monday the news in the junior page

    It was almost obvious: Premiata Forneria Marconi was besieged yesterday for two hours straight in the editorial office: the six of the supergroup took turns on the hot phone answering dozens of calls, on every subject. Next Monday you will find the chronicle of this direct line on the junior page that is the boys. In the photo: the six of the Premiata in the editorial office. From left, in the foreground: Bernardo Lanzetti, Patrick Djivas, in the background: Franco Mussida, Mauro Pagani, Franz Di Cioccio and standing, Flavio Premoli.

    #stay tuned ragazzi! #pfm #premiata forneria marconi #bernardo lanzetti#patrick djivas#franco mussida#mauro pagani #franz di cioccio #flavio premoli
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  • yesterdaysanswers
    24.07.2021 - 3 days ago

    (Corriere, 31 October 1975)

    ATTENTION GUYS

    FORNERIA MARCONI

    ON THE PHONE

    CALL 63.26.02 TONIGHT FROM 18 TO 20

    Big score, guys: today from 6 to 8 pm those of the Premiata will come to the editorial office to answer your phone calls to the number 63.26.02. Yes, the complete Premiata Forneria Marconi, the super hit not only in Italy, the first ensemble that managed to break through in Great Britain too. From its debut in December 1970 to today, the Premiata has done nothing but reap successes. We remind you of the names of the members of the group: so you can, by telephone, choose who to talk to.

    Here they are: Franz Di Cioccio, Flavio Premoli, Franco Mussida, Mauro Pagani, Patrick Dijvas and Bernardo Lanzetti. The call report will be published on Monday.

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  • yesterdaysanswers
    23.07.2021 - 4 days ago

    PFM with their manager, Franco Mamone

    Mauro is wearing an ELP shirt!!!!!

    #I've never seen this shirt before I wonder if it's a bootleg shirt 😆 #pfm #premiata forneria marconi #patrick djivas#mauro pagani #franz di cioccio #franco mamone#flavio premoli
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  • yesterdaysanswers
    21.07.2021 - 6 days ago

    Ciao 2001 (1973)

    translation:

    GENRE: classic-symphonic rock.

    BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GROUP: P.F.M. was born in October 1970 from the meeting between the band "Quelli" (including Di Cioccio, Mussida, Piazza, Premoli) and Mauro Pagani (ex-Dalton), one of those musicians always traveling around Italy. Their initial activity is to act as a shoulder to foreign groups such as Procol Harum, Black Widow, Yes, Deep Purple, Genesis. In this period they cover the most interesting and complex songs of the avant-garde groups (King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Blood Sweat and Tears). In 1971, they took part in the Viareggio Avant-Garde Festival.

    Their first single, "Impressioni di Settembre”, is released and their first LP, "Storia di un minuto" (1972). The second LP, "Per un Amico”, is followed by the engagement with Manticore who is preparing to record the English version, with words by Pete Sinfield.

    PRODUCER: Claudio Fabi and P.F.M.; for England Pete Sinfield and P.F.M.

    LABEL: Numero Uno (Italy); Manticore (England).

    DISCOGRAPHY: Impressioni di Settembre (45), Storia di un Minuto (LP), Per un Amico. By the first or second week of April the new single should be out.

    MEMBERS:

    FLAVIO PREMOLI: Instruments: piano, harpsichord, Hammond and Pari organs, spinet, mellotron, mini-moog, moog mod.12.

    MUSICAL EDUCATION: he left the Conservatory shortly before graduating. He is intent on giving the exam to graduate in harmony and composition.

    MAIN COMPOSITIONS: in general he takes care of the basic orchestration and arrangement of all the pieces. His is the piece “Per un amico" and the whole orchestral part of the “Banchetto".

    FAVORITE MUSICIANS: Stravinsky, Mahler, Mozart, Vivaldi.

    FRANCO MUSSIDA: Instruments: Ovation acoustic guitar, Fender Telecaster and Gibson Les Paul electric guitars.

    MUSICAL EDUCATION: privately studied classical guitar.

    FAVORITE MUSICIANS: Gentle Giant, Yes, King Crimson, John McLaughlin, classical music in general.

    MAIN COMPOSITIONS: generally composes the basic melodies of all their pieces.

    FRANZ DI CIOCCIO: Instruments: Slingerland drums, various percussion.

    MUSICAL EDUCATION: Self-taught; he studied music with his father who is a qualified oboe player at the Scala in Milan.

    MAIN COMPOSITIONS: contributes together with the others to the creation of the pieces.

    FAVORITE MUSICIANS: the same as Franco.

    GIORGIO PIAZZA: Instruments: Fender Precision bass (given to him by Greg Lake at the Bologna concert).

    MUSICAL EDUCATION: self-taught.

    MAIN COMPOSITIONS: competes together with the others...

    FAVORITE MUSICIANS. like the others.

    MAURO PAGANI: Instruments: Heinz flute, alto flute, bass, piccolo, violin (copy of the antique Stradivarius), guitar (initially he played in a guitar and bass ensemble), piano.

    MUSICAL EDUCATION: fifth year of violin at the conservatory, he will graduate soon; self-taught in flute (which his father taught him). Piano was the complementary teaching he chose at the Conservatory.

    FAVORITE MUSICIANS: like Flavio

    #pfm #premiata forneria marconi #la premiata#flavio premoli#franco mussida #franz di cioccio #giorgio ramondetta#mauro pagani#ciao 2001#article#translation#my translation #OH I didn't know that Mauro played bass as well?!? #sure why not. he plays everything else
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  • yesterdaysanswers
    20.07.2021 - 1 week ago

    Mauro Pagani - Davvero davvero + details

    thankfully they let him play outdoors this time, so he is not sweating profusely under the hot stage lights :(

    #bless you vhs memories asdfghjkl #mauro pagani#90s mauro#gifs#my gifs
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  • yesterdaysanswers
    20.07.2021 - 1 week ago
    #mauro ❤️#mauro pagani #canzoniere del lazio
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  • vibesfromepicforest
    19.07.2021 - 1 week ago

    90s Mauro sketch

    @yesterdaysanswers Inspired again! 😊

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    Vibes From Epic Forest

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  • yesterdaysanswers
    18.07.2021 - 1 week ago
    #new! mauro! video! asadfghjiksldf;s; #why does he look so babie here i'm crying #mauro pagani#90s#1990s
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  • vibesfromepicforest
    16.07.2021 - 1 week ago

    A sketch of Mauro made with fineliners

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    Vibes From Epic Forest

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  • yesterdaysanswers
    14.07.2021 - 1 week ago
    #a (slightly?) better version of this photo! #giorgio piazza #franz di cioccio #mauro pagani#flavio premoli#franco mussida#pfm #premiata forneria marconi #la premiata
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  • yesterdaysanswers
    14.07.2021 - 1 week ago
    #I- #franz di cioccio #mauro pagani#pfm
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  • vibesfromepicforest
    12.07.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    I challenged myself and decided to try chibi style. Here's Greg and Mauro 👀

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    Vibes From Epic Forest

    #fanart#prog rock #emerson lake and palmer #greg lake #premiata forneria marconi #mauro pagani#traditional art#fineliners #faber castell pitt artist pens #drawing#art#vibesdraws #artists on tumblr
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  • vibesfromepicforest
    10.07.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Another piece with Mauro playing the violin 🎻

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    Vibes From Epic Forest

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  • vibesfromepicforest
    08.07.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Why don't we decorate Franco's hair with flowers? 🤔 🌺

    Flat colour version 👇

    Screenshots from the process here.

    Thank you @yesterdaysanswers for sending me this idea! 😁

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    Vibes From Epic Forest

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  • yesterdaysanswers
    03.07.2021 - 3 weeks ago
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  • yesterdaysanswers
    03.07.2021 - 3 weeks ago
    #pfm #premiata forneria marconi #la premiata#flavio premoli #franz di cioccio #giorgio piazza#franco mussida#mauro pagani #mauro is so preeeeetty 😭
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  • yesterdaysanswers
    03.07.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    “My generation was full of dreamers,” Pagani recalls, “there were those who followed the revolutionary path, others the reformist one, but in the end we all dreamed of a better world. I remember clearly when I got up one morning in 1972 and felt within me the certainty that I would not have witnessed all the changes I had hoped for. But this did not mean (and does not mean) passively accepting the distortions of society. If you can change even a piece of your life for the better, you have won.”

    (x)

    #mauro pagani#pfm #premiata forneria marconi #la premiata #my boy is so eloquent #😍
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