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Mandolin & Piano: The Duo “Esposito-Ameglio” – Calace, Barbella,…

The Duo “Esposito-Ameglio” has made available some videos from a concert given  Jan. 29th 2011 in Gennaio.

The program included works by Raffaele Calace for mandolin and piano, a beautifull Ave Maria by Caccini and the Concerto for Mandolin by Emanuele Barbella.

Paola Esposito

Born in Savona in 1978. She brilliantly concluded her mandolin studies in 2003 at the conservatory of Padova under the supervision of Maestro Ugo Orlandi, becoming one of only two qualified mandolin players in all of Liguria.

She plays a “Pandini” mandolin (Ferrara 1998), and a “Calace” mandolin (Napoli 2006).

Together with Giorgio Ameglio on the piano she has founded the Duo Esposito-Ameglio to play the original music composed for mandolin and piano as well as selected transcriptions for mandolin and piano.

More videos from concerts given in 2009 can be found in the youtube channel of Paola Esposito. It is also possible to download several mp3 files with recordings from the homepage of the duo.

There are several concerts planned for this year 2011, including a concert in Wolfsburg in Germany on March 22.

Caccini – Ave Maria

Playlist Duo Esposito -Ameglio

Additional information

Homepage: http://www.duoespositoameglio.com/

mp3 downloads: http://www.duoespositoameglio.com/download/mp3/

youtube channel Paola Esposito: http://www.youtube.com/user/paolamandolino

youtube channel Duo Esposito Ameglio: http://www.youtube.com/user/DuoEspositoAmeglio

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Richard Walz – Beethoven, Hummel and Neuling – Works…

CD Works for Mandolin and Piano with Richard Walz, Mandolin, and Viviana Sofronitzki, Piano

I have just discovered the following videos with recordings by Richard Walz. These are recordings from a CD Works for Mandolin and Piano with Richard Walz, Mandolin, and Viviana Sofronitzki, Piano, recorded in 1998.

This CD is probably no more available, and I do also not know how long those videos will be available at youtube – so if you want to hear it, do it soon!

Tracklist of the CD:

  • Sonata for mandolin or violin and harpsichord or piano in C minor, Op. 37a, Johann Nepomuk Hummel
  • Sonatina for mandolin and piano in C minor, WoO 43/1, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Adagio for piano and mandolin in E flat major, WoO 43/2, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Sonatina for mandolin and piano in C major, WoO 44/1, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Sonata for mandolin and piano in G major, Vincent Neuling

all pieces played by:  Mandolin: Richard Walz / Piano: Viviana Sofronitzki

Richard Walz has a homepage about his biography and his instruments, and about bowlback mandolin in general.

Another interesting site is the site of luthier Daniel Larson who built a mandolin for Richard Walz. You can find several pieces played on this mandolin on the following homepage:

http://daniellarson.com/concerts/walz/walz_concert.htm


More classical music for the mandolin (Amazon partnerlink)

Madrugada – Marilynn Mair, Mandolin