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mandolin and guitar

Lydia & Bettina – A German Duet with Mandolin…

Some time ago I have found an announcement for a concert with the Duo Lydia and Bettina. I had previously heard about this duo with mandolin and guitar, and so I searched for information about Lydia and Bettina.

This is how the duo presents itself on their website:

Wir sind Lydia Rombach und Bettina Lehmann. Wir, das sind eine Mandoline, eine Gitarre und eine gefühlvolle, einprägsame Stimme. Musik begleitet uns schon unser ganzes Leben. Seit über 10 Jahren gehen wir diesen Weg gemeinsam.

Ein Abend mit uns ist eine musikalische Zeitreise vom 16. Jhd. bis in die Gegenwart. Stilistisch legen wir uns dabei nicht fest: Rock, Pop, Klassik – gespielt wird, was gefällt. Ohne großes technisches Equipment und auf unsere eigene, unbekümmerte Art und Weise.

Translation: We are Lydia Rombach and Bettina Lehmann. We, that is a mandolin, a guitar and a soulful, impressing voice. Music has accompnied us for our whole life. For more than 10 years we are going this way together.

An evening with us is a musical travel from the 16th century until today. We are not fixed to a single style: rock, pop, classical – we play what we like to play. Without much technical equipment and in our own, easygoing way.

Both have played in a local mandolin orchestra. So they decided to use mandolin and guitar as well for their Duo.

I like the arrangements by Lydia and Bettina, the mandolin is used to make the arrangements brilliant and interesting, with single notes, tremolo or chords.

 

I hope that I will be able to visit one of the next concerts of this duo.

I have found four videos in the youtube Channel Lydik :

Wayfaring Stranger (Lydia und Bettina)

Robbie Williams Angels (Lydia und Bettina)

Mit diesem Video haben wir uns für das Triberger Weihnachtstalent beworben und haben dann nach einem Live Casting auch tatsächlich gewonnen.
Bettina an der Gitarre und mit Gesang und Lydia an der Mandoline.
Bitte entschuldigt die nicht unbedingt professionelle Aufnahme.

We are looking forward to your comments!

Playlist Lydia and Bettina

Additional Information

Website Lydia und Bettina: http://www.lydiaundbettina.de/

bluegrass

Covered Grass – Toogaroo – Great Bluegrass CD “Made…

Germany’s most successful bluegrass band Covered Grass has just release the new CD Toogaroo. Last year Covered Grass could present their program at the IBMA in Nashville. After the IBMA event Covered Grass went on to Los Angeles where they played their song “Goodbye Johnboy” during the special event “40 Years The Waltons”. The journey to Nashville and Los Angeles was filmed and is also available as a DVD.

Covered Grass have previously released several CDs, but Toogaroo is the first CD that does only contain songs composed by singer Corinna Aurin and banjo player Volker Fisher.

This is the official video of the titel song Toogaroo – Volker Fisher has made a great animation video:

Toogaroo

Now available on iTunes, Amazon and many others: The new CD by German bluegrass band Covered Grass, called “Toogaroo”. It contains 13 original songs written by singer Corina Aurin and banjoist Volker Fisher. More information on www.covered-grass.de

Covered Grass – Good Night John-Boy – The Waltons

Bluegrass tribute to the famous tv-series from the early 70s – written and performed by Covered Grass. “The Waltons” ran weekly on German television and the goodnight ritual at the end of each episode was the inspiration to this song.

Last weekend Covered Grass has played a show at a fest in Waldkraiburg, five videos from this show are available at youtube, here as an example the great song abaut a Rainy Sunday:

Covered Grass ~ Rainy Sunday

Covered Grass beim Stadtfest in Waldkraiburg, 15. Juni 2013

Playlist Covered Grass – Toogaroo

Additional Information

Bluegrass Today about Toogaroo: http://bluegrasstoday.com/toogaroo-from-covered-grass/

Covered Grass – Hillbilly Boogie – Rainer Zellner – Toogaroo; Interview with the bad (German) including 3 songs:

https://soundcloud.com/volkerfisher/covered-grass-hillbilly

mandolin orchestra

Videos of the Joachim Trekel Publishing Company at youtube…

The Trekel publishing company has established its own youtube channel about one year ago. In this channel you can find many videos of works for mandolin orchestra, mandolin ensembles, solo mandolin, guitar ensembles and solo guitar which have been published by Trekel.

If you are looking for interesting works that you can play with your mandolin orchestra you should check the Trekel youtube channel regularly. You can find compositions by the important and well known composers for mandolin orchestra like Hermann Ambrosius, Kurt Schwaen, Konrad Wölki and Heinrich Konietzny, Max Baumann, Dieter Kreidler, Fred Witt, Ralph Paulsen Bahnsen, Claudio Mandonico, Torsten Ratzkowski and many other composers.

The latest video is a recording of  a piece by Manuela Frescura with own compositions and arrangements of other Tarantellas. Manuela Frescura is one of the important mandolin players in Switzerland, this is a live performance by the trio tarallucce with mandolin, guitar, tambourine, castagnets and voice:

Manuela Frescura, Le Tarantelle: Laurettina

Italienische Tarantellen – Musik für Mandoline, Blockflöte, Violine, Gitarre, Perkussion, Kastagnetten, Tambourin oder andere beliebige Instrumente – Live-Mittschnitt von “Taralucce”.

Ralph Paulsen Bahnsen, Jugoslavija

Jugoslavija is a great piece for mandolin orchestra based on folk melodies from Jugoslavija

Claudio Mandonico, Music for Play

Music for Play is a very successful suite for mandolin orchestra, it’s fun to play this and also a great piece for concerts.

Heinrich Konietzny, Ständchen

Heinrich Konietzny is the composer of some great avantguarde works for mandolin orchestra and mandolin, but he has also composed this beautiful Ständchen (serenade):

Playlist Trekel Publishing Company:

Trekel youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzfx0iz3nU8VBZqbkRVhKjA/videos

Additional information

Website Manuela Frescura: http://www.manuelafrescura.ch/

Website tarallucce: www.tarallucce.ch.

Fiorentina Talamo – Stimme Manuela

Frescura – Mandoline, Mandola

Laure Perrenoud – Gitarre

Website Trekel publishing company: www.trekel.de

Wikipedia about Heinrich Konietzny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Konietzny

Related Article: The Tarantella – A Famous Italian Folk Dance Tune

guitar quartet

Karlsruhe Guitar Quartet plays Telemann and Kurt Weill’s “Moritat…

The Karlsruhe Guitar Quartet has won the second price in a competition for guitar quartets composed of students in Gevelsberg (Gitarrenwettbewerb in Gevelsberg).

The four members of the quartet are studying classical guitar at the music university of Karlsruhe:

Roman Hernitscheck (Germany), Marco Lima (Brazil), Gleb Simak (Estonia), Kristjan Tamm (Estonia).

Kristjan Tamm and Gleb Simak have won a scholarship by the German-Estonian Society.

The Karlsruhe Guitar Quartet has made two videos with pieces from their program. The first shows the guitar version of the Concerto for four violins by G. Ph. Telemann. The second viedeo shows a great arrangement of “Die Moritat von Mackie Messer” by Kurt Weill from “Die Dreigroschenoper”

Georg Philipp Telemann, Concerto in D-Dur

Noten hier erhältlich / sheet music http://www.edition49.de

Kurt Weill – Moritat Mackie Messer aus „Dreigroschenoper“

Videos made with friendly support by the Hoepfner Foundation http://www.Hoepfner-Stiftung.org and edition49 publishing company  http://www.edition49.de

Additional Information

Website of the Youth Competition for Guitar in Gevelsberg: http://jugendwettbewerb-gevelsberg.de/

Music University Karlsruhe: http://www.hfm-karlsruhe.de

Boris Björn Bagger: http://www.BorisBagger.de

Andreas von Wangenheim: http://www.AndreasvonWangenheim.com

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