Alon Sariel – telemandolin – New CD with Works by Teleman and C. Ph. E. Bach

Alon Sariel is mandolin player, conductor and lutenist with a busy schedule. His recent newsletter informed among others about his new CD telemandolin, dedicated to Georg Philip Telemann and his music.

Alon Sariel – Mandolinist – Conductor – Lutenist (screenshot from website)

Alon has recently played concerts in Southafrica, and he gave an interview which is available as youtube video:

Interview Die Groot Ontbyt Southafrica

Playlist Alon Sariel – Mandolin – New Videos 2017

Playlist Alon Sariel – Mandolin – 2011

This is a playlist with videos by Alon Sariel that I have compiled in 2011.

Additional information

Website Alon Sariel

Presentation of the new CD telemandolin

Here you can also download a PDF of the story “Paul and the mandolin”

Subscribe for Alons Newsletter on the contact page of his website

youtube channel Alon Sariel

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonly Hearts Club Band – Art of Time Ensemble, Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto

Some years ago I have discovered the Art of Time Ensemble, a Toronto based ensemble, which had given a performance of the complete Beatles album Abbey Road in 2010 which was then just 40 years old. The concert had been available on the website of the CBC.

This year another iconic album by the Beatles gets 50 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The Art of Time Ensemble played their version of this album in 2012 – and luckily the complete concert is available as a youtube playlist. A great performance of one of the best music albums of the history.

First, here is a video of the Song “Lovely Rita”

Playlist Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (audio)

The Beatles’ iconic album was released 50 years ago, but still sounds as fresh and genius as ever.

Art of Time Ensemble’s world-class orchestra performs with singers from the pop world – Steven Page (formerly of the Barenaked Ladies), Craig Northey (Odds), Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and John Mann (Spirit of the West) – in this vivid reimagination of The Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Recorded live in concert, June 2012
Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto

Art of Time Ensemble’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is touring! Click here for dates http://www.aote.ca/

 

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Website Art of Time Ensemble

Led by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, Art of Time Ensemble transforms the way you experience music. Fusing high art and popular culture in concerts that juxtapose the best of each genre, Art of Time entertains as it enlightens, revealing the universal qualities that lie at the heart of all great music.

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Kerim and Selim Altinok – Blind Brothers Duo with Mandolin and Guitar – Mandolin Music from Turkey

The mandolin is not a popular instrument in Turkey today. The baglama is the plucked strings instrument that is mostly played in Turkey. But there are a few videos by Turkish musicians with mandolin. Some time ago I was told about the videos by Kerim & Selim Altinok. After I had watched several videos I found that both brothers began losing their sight when they were 4, and are completely blind since they were 18.

Despite of this they studied at the university and established their own company. They did also study music and started a successful carreer as musicians. And they are also fantastic players of chess and took part in international chess competitions.

Between 1940 and 1954 the so called Village Institutes existed in Turkey, institutes to educate teachers for schools for the education of boys and girls in rural countries. In those schols music played an important rule, and in many cases mandolin was taught to the students. I have found many pictures showing groups of mandolin players from this time.

There are some mandolin methods in Turkish language, one method is shown on the website of Kerim and Selim Altinok:

 

Mandolinenschule von Akuf Saydam und Saip Egüz aus der Türkei

Yeni Mandolin Metodu

Selim, the mandolin player, has used youtube to discover the many ways the mandolin is played in the world. He would like that the mandolin gets a better place in the musical life in Turkey.

Playlist Kerim & Selim Altinok

Playliste 2 – Kerim & Selim Altinok

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Linkcollection about Kerim & Selim Altinok

Newspaper article from Hürriyet

Brothers Kerim and Selim Altinok were born just 45 seconds apart. They partially lost their sight at the age of four and totally lost it a few days before their 18th birthday. Although they had to overcome difficulties fully sighted people would not have to, they have never stopped fighting.

They finished primary school, and at university, they graduated with honors from the Istanbul University Faculty of Law. They specialized in financial law. The brothers have also represented Turkey in the field of chess and Selim has drawn with world chess champion Anatoly Karpov.

Career and art

The Altinok brothers got involved in art while they were building their careers. They started playing various instruments at an early age and decided to become professional musicians. They passed the exams at the Istanbul State Conservatory.

As part of the Bakirköy Association for the Blind, the brothers formed a choir named Gözder, composed entirely of blind members, in 1991. They aim to share their knowledge from the conservatory with the choir and prove that all disabilities can be overcome with good music education.

Website Kerim & Selim Altinok

Kerim & Selim Altinok at soundcloud

At soundcloud you can find a playlist with instrumental pieces, played with mandolins and guitar, including popular pieces like O Sole Mio, an arrangement of the Aranjuez guitar concerto by Rodrigo, ot the popular Southamerican tune El Condor Pasa.

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Trio Que Chora – Choro Music with Flute, Guitar and Percussion

The Trio Que Chora is a trio dedicated to Choro music with flute, Brazilian 7-string guitar and percussion.

I have compiled a playlist with many great performances! The playlist starts with videos from a concert by SESC Sao Paulo.

Playlist Trio Que Chora

O grupo apresenta diversidade rítmica e formação pouco usual, pois além da flauta, do violão sete cordas e do pandeiro, são utilizados vários instrumentos de percussão. Em seus shows, apresentam o choro e outros ritmos musicais como samba, baião, forró, valsa, ciranda de forma descontraída, alegre, prazerosa, incentivando a participação do público.

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CÁSSIA MARIA,  percussão
MARTA OZZETTI, flauta
ROSANA BERGAMASCO, violão

 

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