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  • Recording Title

    Baci di fuoco

  • Other Title(s)

    • Polka (Title descriptor)
    • Burning kisses polka (Parallel (translated) title)
  • Musical group

    Sestetto Italiano Tafarella

  • Composer

    Santi Tafarella

  • Conductor

    Nathaniel Shilkret

  • Piano

    Nathaniel Shilkret

  • Genre(s)

    Ethnic music

  • Marketing Genre(s)


  • Category


  • Description

    Instrumental sextet

  • Instrumentation

    Clarinet, cornet, 2 alto horns, baritone horn, and tuba (takes 1 and 2)

  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 77720

  • Matrix Number/Take Number


  • Recording Date


  • Place of Recording

    New York, New York

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Notes

    Instrumentation applicable to takes 1 and 2; instruments not specified for remaining takes.

  • Rights & Access

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    Source of original recording: Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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