The Mandolin’ Club de Paris was a very successful mandolin orchestra which has recorded several albums. The orchestra was conducted by Jeanne Ricada Mathorez (1887 – 1980). A recording of the orchestra has been awarded the Grand Prix du Disque in 1954.
I have found two albums by the Mandolin’ Club at Spotify. I have listened to those two albums – and I must say that the recordings are made very well. The mandolin orchestra is using flutes, castagnettes, Hawaii guitar or the piano as additional instruments to make the performences interesting.
I have recently found two great videos with the Mandolin’ Club de Paris at youtube – you should really watch those videos! By the way – Ricada Mathorez (born in 1887) is aged 80 in the second video, and almost 87 in the first!
2 03 1974 Mandolin’ Club de Paris Top à Jacques Dutronc
Le Mandoline Club de Paris joue “Les bateliers de la Volga”
26 novembre 1968
Le Mandolin’s Club de Paris joue “Les bateliers de la Volga”, musique traditionnelle russe. Émissions TV, Archive tv, Archive television, tv replay live, live music, french tv Images d’archive INA
Institut National de l’Audiovisuel
Video must be viewed directly on youtube: http://youtu.be/rJJ_YPooEA4
I have just bought some sheet music with two pieces by Jose Santis that have been played and recorded by the Mandolin’ Club – Cortijera und Ole Jerez! On the cover you can find a picture of the orchestra and the following:
2 Formidables Paso Dobles de Celebre Compositeur Espagnol Jose Sentis.
Cortiera – Olé Jérez!
Enregistrés sur disques Festival par
Le Mandolin’ Club de Ricada Mathorez
Grand Prix du Disque 1954
I do also own a postcard of the Mandolin’ Club with their instruments nicely decorated in front of the orchestra. I have made a small gallery withthe 3 pictures – just click on one of the picture to open the gallery:
I do not know how long the Mandolin’ Club de Paris has existed. Ricada Mathorez died in 1980, probably the club stopped playing some years after those videos were made.
Two records of the Mandolin’ Club are available at spotify – just search for “Mandolin Club” .
(a translation of this would be great)
A video with the recording of “Lisboa Antigua” can be found on the following page: Lisboa Antigua
Amazon Partnerlink – Two albums als mp3 Download: