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The Wisconsin / Vega Project – Exploring America’s Forgotten…

The New Vintage Frets is an American mandolin ensemble based in Wisconsin. In 2018 this ensemble produced a CD titled:
The Wisconsin/Vega Project CD


This unique CD offers present day recordings of century-old mandolin ensemble arrangements thoughtfully selected from Wisconsin-based mandolin orchestra libraries. Pieces in the collection were published in either the 1890s or early 1900s. The recordings were made in 2017 and 2018 with string parts played on antique, Vega brand mandolin-family instruments.

Fencing Master (Jas Harper) – Life Performance

More information about this CD can be found on the website of the New Vintage Frets:
https://newvintagefrets.com/cds/

Playlist The Wisconsin/Vega Project

Review:
https://shepherdexpress.com/music/album-reviews/the-wisconsinvega-project-by/

Review:
https://www.wuwm.com/post/new-vintage-frets-friends-combine-antique-mandolins-vintage-wisconsin-compositions#stream/0

Website New Vintage Frets:
https://newvintagefrets.com/

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Ensemble Hikari 光 live on German TV – Denise…

The Ensemble Hikari 光 has been invited to the show „Kaffee oder Tee?“ (coffee or tea?) of the German TV Station SWR on January 3rd, 2014. Now three videos have been made available at youtube.

The ensemble has been founded by mandolin players from Germany and Japan and it aims to make music by Japanese composers better known in Germany by their performances. In the TV show they played three pieces by Japanese composers Takashi Yuasa, Goshi Yoshida and Kunisaku Sakai.

The members of the ensemble Hikari are Denise Wambsganß (Germany, mandolin), Yasuyoshi Naito (Japan, mandolin), Hirotaka Nozaki (Japan, mandola), Michael Schwitzke (guitar) and Leo Ruf (percussion). Yasuyoshi Naito is a luthier for mandolins who has been living and working in Germany since the 1980s. He has built the Cremonese mandolin (four single strings) that is played by himself, as well as the mandola.

“Welcome to Café Mandolin” by Takashi Yuasa

“Black Rain” or “Fallen Angel” by Goshi Yoshida

World Premiere “Hikari 2014” by Kunisaku Sakai

Additional Information

Website Ensemble Hikari / Denise Wambsganß

Website Yasuyoshi Naito

Website Marionette / Goshi Yoshida

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The Mandolin Symposium 2015

Videos from the Mandolin Symposium 2015 have been made available in the youtube channel  Mandotunes.

The videos form the Friday night concert include teacher performances with Mike Marshall, Caterina Lichtenberg, Don Stiernberg, Sharon Gilchrist, Dudu Maia, Rich del Grosso, Roland White, Mike Mullins and the different student ensembles.

The playlist does also include videos of the Brazilian Choro group Choro das Tres and the Ragtime Skedaddlers who performed at the Mandolin Symposium 2015.

Playlist Mandolin Symposium 2015

Website Mandolin Symposium: Mandolin Symposium

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A Concert with the Duo AREKIPE (Kathy Lasso &…

A concert with the Duo AREKIPERicardo Sandoval (Venezuela) and Kathy Lasso (Colombia) – has recently been added to the youtube channel of Ricardo Sandoval.

The guitarist Matthias Collet joined the duo for this concert.

You can hear a nice program of duets and trios for mandolins, bandurrias (or bandola andina) and guitar.

Programm

  • Pasillito (Paulo Triviño)
  • Nostalgia (Gerson Garcia)
  • Señor JOU (Pablo Camacaro)
  • Diablesa (Juan Pablo Ceballos)
  • Por una cabeza (Alfredo Lepera / Carlos Gardel) arr:: R Sandoval
  • El Cruzao (Ricardo Sandoval)
  • Emilia II (Luis A. Calvo)
  • Bacatá (Francisco Cristancho)
  • Entre las sombras (Ricardo Sandoval)
  • A.B.C.D. (León Cardona)
  • Soñar es volar (Ricardo Sandoval)

Playliste Duo AREKIPE

Concierto de Duo AREKIPE (Kathy Lasso & Ricardo Sandoval) con Matthias Collet.
Espacio Ronda – Madrid
domingo 26 de abril de 2015.

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