The Kerman Mandolin Quartet plays Mozart Quartets – Crowd Funding Project

The Kerman Mandolin Quartet has started a crowd funding campaign for their first CD. This mandolin quartet has been founded by Jacob Reuven about two years ago. It is composed of professional players of mandolin, mandola and mandolocello. The name of the quartet is derived from the instruments that all four players are playing – instruments made by Israeli luthier Arik Kerman.

Jacob Reuven is one of the important mandolin players from Israel, he has played as soloist with many orchestras. Fabio Gallucci and Vincent Beer-Demander are active mandolin players, conductors and composers based in the South of France, they have recorded several CDs as soloist and with their Nov Mandolin Ensemble. Mari Carmen Simon has studied in Spain with Caridad Simón and Pedro Chamorro, then with Juan Carlos Muñoz in the Conservatory of Music of Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxemburg). Mari studied also Baroque Music with Agostino Cirillo.

The program of the CD will be composed of four quartets composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

  • Divertimento in D, K.136
  • “Dissonance” Quartet, K. 465
  • “A Little Night Music”, K. 525
  • Serenade Nocture, K.239

If you want to support this interesting recording project you can find the klink for the crow funding page below.

Invitation by Jacob Reuven

Dear Friends,
My quartet, The Kerman Mandolin Quartet, is about to record its first album – a CD dedicated to string quartets by Mozart. This recording is of great historical and personal importance. It is the first ever such recording done on mandolins, and is a tremendous step in promoting mandolins everywhere.
I ask you, as friends, to please take a moment and check out our crowd funding page at: http://www.ulule.com/record-mozarts-quartets/
Watch the video, share it with your friends, and hopefully also become our partner. I promise the best music possible in return.
Thank you. It really means the world to me.
Yours,
Yaki

Promo text:

The Kerman Mandolin Quartet, which bears the name of the Israeli luthier Arik Kerman, is formed of four internationally acclaimed solo mandolinists: Jacob Reuven from Israel, Fabio Gallucci from Italy, Vincent Beer-Demander from France and Mari Carmen Simon from Spain.
For the past 20 years, Arik Kerman has been collaborating with mandolinist Jacob Reuven in order to create an instrument of matchless possibilities of sound and colour. Using the knowledge and traditions of violin building, Kerman has been producing instruments that enable mandolinists to play repertoire originally written for violin and other string instruments with great success, thus helping to integrate the mandolin into the classical concert stage and significantly broaden its repertoire possibilities.?
The Kerman Mandolin Quartet’s objective is to produce new performances of pieces originally written for string quartets as well as arrangements, contemporary music and new commissions.

Playlist Kerman Mandolin Quartet

The Kerman Mandolin Quartet has published many great videos that proof the high quality of this group. I have compiled the videos in the following playlist which starts with videos of Mozart Quartets. Other pieces in the list are a concert by Antonio Vivaldi, Contrapunctus 1 from the Art of the Fugue by J. S. Bach, Asturias by Isaak Albeniz, Movements from the string quartet Mishima by Philip Glass, and finally some tango compositions by Astor Piazzolla. At the end of the playlist you can find an interview with Jacob Reuven.

Additional Information

 

 

 

Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall – Carmel Bach Festival 2014 – Bach, Vivaldi and Choro

Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall have played a concert at the Carmel Bach Festival in 2014. A set of youtube videos from this concert is available. You can hear the concerto for oboe and violin BWV 1060 by J. S. Bach, two concert by  Antonio Vivaldi and as a great finale the choro Santa Morena.

Caterina Lichtenberg plays on a broque mandolin and on her German bowlback mandolin.

Have fun with Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall!

Playlist Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall – Carmel Bach Festival 2014

Additional Information

Website Carmel Bach Festival

Artcicle about the program of the Carmel Bach Festival : Carmel Bach Festival 2014

Partnerlink – CD Caterina Lichtenberg & Mike Marshall at Amazon

 

A Concert with the TonArt Quartet – With Natalja Korsak and Nikolai Maretzky

The TonArt Quartet is a profesional mandolin ensemble composed of

  • Sabine Marz – mandolin
  • Natalia Korsak – mandolin
  • Nicholas Maretsky – mandola
  • Marina Romeyko – piano

This quartet has given a concert in the Philharmony in Minsk on October 24th 2014. A set of videos from this concert is available at youtube.

The TonArt quartet has played a program of works by Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvorak, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Raffaele Calace, Mikis Theodorakis, Yasuo Kuwahara.

As a part of this concert obviously there was also a performance by the new mandolin- and guitar-ensemble EXPRESSION, one video shows this mandolin orchestra with a piece composed by Claudio Mandolico.

Playlist TonArt Quartet

Program:

  • Sirtaki – Mikis Theodorakis
  • Ouvertüre from I Gitonia ton Angelon (Viertel der Engel, Kambanellis) – Mikis Theodorakis
  • “Stomp” – Claudio Mandonico (Guitar Mandolin Orchestra EXPRESSION)
  • Sabre Dance – Aram Khachaturian
  • Slavian Dance No. 2 – Antonin Dvorak
  • Hungarian Dance No. 1 in g-minor – Johannes Brahms.
  • Saltarello – Raffaele Calace
  • Dance of the fire – Yasuo Kuwahara
  • Saltarello from the Italian Symphony – F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • Mikis Theodorakis Popular Orchestra “I Gitonia Ton Aggelon” Instrumental (Live) (to compare with the arrangement by the TonArt quartet)

Additional Information

youtube channel Bouroff with more videos featuring balalaika, domra and mandolin

youtube channel Sabine Marzé

Orville Gibson and the Gibson Mandolin and Guitar Company – History of the American Mandolin

The Gibson Mandolin and Guitar Company has very much influenced the history of the mandolin in the USA. Orville Gibson had developed his very special mandolin models during the last decades of the 19th century. In 1902 he sold the patents for his mandolins to some businessmen who then founded the Gibson mandolin and guitar company.

The mandolin models designed by Orville Gibson and the models that the Gibson company designed from those models – the F model with the scroll and the A model – have almost completely replaced the typical Italian bowlback models during the following years.

I have compiled some videos about Orville Gibson in my playlist:

Playliste Orville Gibson

  • CES 2014: Orville Gibson’s Workbench
  • The Ballad Of Orville Gibson
  • George Gruhn on the Orville Gibson Mandolin IBMA 2008
  • Gibson Guitars at CES 2014

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC878J8mcBo-XHpPdT0e_J9DhTFqR6AkY

Tim May and David Harveyhave presented their collection of vintage Gibson instruments in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, those videos are contained in the following playlist:

Playlist – Vintage Gibson

A closer look at instruments used in mandolin orchestras in the early 20th Century…. Acoustic superpickers Tim May and David Harvey brought out their personal vintage Gibson colllections at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 27, 2007, for one powerful demonstration of the enduring quality of these old treasures. www.timmaymusic.net www.davidharveymusic.com

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7244B5A154C7E30D

Articles and more sources about Orville Gibson

 

free counters