Mandolin and Harp

Those three videos of pieces for harp and mandolin have been recorded by two musicians in Bari, in the south of Italy. The concert took place at the conservatory Niccolo Piccinni in March.

I was surprised to hear those pieces, and especially to learn, that one of the pieces has been composed by a teacher for composition at this conservatory, Andrea Marena.

Maria Cleofe Miotti, the mandolin player, is the principal teacher for the mandolin at the conservatory Niccolo Piccinni, which is one of the places where it is possible to study the mandolin. This information can be found on the homepage of the Italian Federazione Mandolinistica Italiana:

Maria Cleofe Miotti, cattedra principale di mandolino, e Mauro Squillante, docente di mandolino presso il Conservatorio “N. Piccinni” di Bari

She is also the director of the Mandolinisti Bolognesi and the Mandolinisti di Parma, two mandolin orchestras in the North of Italy.

Those are the videos:

Adagio composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for flute and harpsichord:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Lucia Bova (harp) and Cleo Miotti (mandolin) play Adagio from Sonate in G minor. Transcription from the original for flute and cembalo. March, 2010, Conservatorio “Niccolò Piccinni”, Bari

Berceuse antica and Rondeau by  Andrea Marena:

Lucia Bova (harp) and Cleo Miotti (mandolin) play Sonatina n. 1, Berceuse antica, per arpa e mandolino by Andrea Marena (contemporary composer). March, 2010, Conservatorio “Niccolò Piccinni”, Bari

Lucia Bova (harp) and Cleo Miotti (mandolin) play Sonatina n. 1, Rondeau, per arpa e mandolino, by Andrea Marena (contemporary composer). March, 2010, Conservatorio “Niccolò Piccinni, Bari

Lucia Bova, the harp player of this recordings has uploaded more videos with harp and flute or harp and electronic instruments.

Links

Youtube Kanal ofLucia Bova: http://www.youtube.com/user/luciabova

blog (Italian) of the Mandoliniti Bolognesi conducted by Maria Cleofe: http://mandolinistibolognesi.blogspot.com/

Homepage of the Mandolinisti Bolognesi: http://www.mandolinistibo.altervista.org/Mandolinisti_Bolognesi/Chi_siamo.html

Presentation of Maria Cleofe Miotti on the homepage of the Mandolinisti di Parma: http://digilander.libero.it/imdp/chidirige.htm

Homepage of the conservatory Niccolo Picinni in Bari: http://nuke.conservatoriopiccinni.it/

More videos with mandolin and harp can be found in the youtube channel of US American mandolin player Joe Brent: http://www.youtube.com/user/jo3br3nt

Alison Stephens from England and Lauren Scott (Duo Mandala) do also play with mandolin and harp. They have recorded a CD titled Tapestry

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