Tag: mandolin orchestra

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Ariane Lorch – Mozart Songs with Mandolin – Youth…

Yesterday I found a blog about a new CD with all songs by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Naxos. This CD does also include a recording of the song Die Zufriedenheit with mandolin accompaniment. The mandolin part is played by Ariane Lorch:

Die Zufriedenheit: Was frag ich viel nach
Geld und Gut, KV 349**

The blog does also include a player to play this Mozart song at the end! Here is the link to this blog (German):

http://kammermusikkammer.blogspot.com/2010/01/mozart-alle-lieder.html

Ariane Zernecke-Lorch is a German mandolin player and teacher. She has published a mandolin method (Mein erstes Mandolinenbuch) for children and other music. She is teaching for the mandolin orchestra in Wickenrode where she has established a system to teach children of very young age. All the children start playing with the orchestra after short time. Special mandolins for children and special strings have also been developped.

The following video shows Ariane Lorch conducting the youth mandolin orchestra of Wickenrode at the music fest of the BDZ (plucked strings association) of Hessen in 2009:

Jugendorchester Wickenrode – Auszug aus “10 leichte Stücke”

Aufnahme vom Jugendorchester Wickenrode anlässlich des Landesmusikfestes vom BDZ Hessen 2009. Leitung Ariane Zernecke-Lorch

Here is another video of the same group:

Jugendorchester Wickenrode – Conjuration

In the following video two players from Wickenrode who won a price in the German contest for young instrumentalists “Jugend Musiziert” play the beginning of the Andante con Variazioni by Ludwig van Beethoven in a version for mandolin and guitar:

Jugend musiziert Preisträger von dem MO Wickenrode

Other Resources:

Ariane Lorch at Naxos: http://www.naxos.com/artistinfo/Ariane_Lorch/65716.htm

Homepage Ariane Zernecke-Lorch: http://www.duo-lorch.com/ und http://www.duo-lorch.com/duolorch.html

Homepage of the Mandolinen- und Gitarrenverein 1923 Wickenrode: http://217.160.126.14/mandoline/content/

Youtube channel with more mandolin orchestra videos from the musicfest in Hessen 2009: http://www.youtube.com/user/60erklaus

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Mandolin Orchestra La Orden de la Terraza – Logrono…

The mandolin orchestra La Orden de la Terraza from Logrono (Spain) gave a concert with the winning compositions of the competition for composition of the city of Logrono 2008.

The whole concert is now available at youtube. At the beginning of the concert some compositions from the previous competitions were played.

Concierto presentación fallo del jurado del Concurso internacional de composición para formaciones de plectro “Ciudad de Logroño” 2009. Auditórium del ayuntamiento de Logroño el 21 de diciembre de 2009.

This concert is a good possibility to hear some new compositions for mandolin orchestra.

Programm

* ACERCA DE LA FELICIDAD.

Fantasía para guitarra y orquesta by  Javier Riba – 1er Premio concurso internacional de composición “Ciudad de Logroño” 2004.

Solo-guitar: Francisco Sagredo

* MÚSICA EN DO

by Carlos Blanco – 2º premio concurso internacional de composición “Ciudad de Logroño” 2006

cadenza: Marina Cerrajería (bandurria)

* DIVERTIMENTO CAPRICCIOSO

by Mirko Schrader – 3rd price of the comeptition “Ciudad de Logroño” 2008

1.- Overture
2.- Melancolía
3.- Rondó

* CASTILLOS DE SAL

by Javier Villafuerte – 2nd price of the comeptition “Ciudad de Logroño” 2008

1.- Deciso – Cantabile
2.- Legato – Rítmico
3.- Legato

* TRANSITION

by Luigi Salamon – 1st price of the comeptition “Ciudad de Logroño” 2008

Transition for mandolin orchestra by Luigi Salmon

* MALAMBO

by José Manuel Expósito

Playlist with the complete concert:

 

Homepage of the orchestra La Orden de la Terraza with more information: http://www.laordendelaterraza.com/

CD recommendation

Sharon Isbin: 5 Classic Albums Box set (Amazon partnerlink)

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Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano – Palladio by Karl Jenkins…

The ‘Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano’ (Ticino, southern Switzerland) is probably the best mandolin orchestra in Switzerland today. More than 40 pieces played by this mandolin orchestra are available as youtube videos, including original traditional Italian mandolin music by Calace, Munier or Mezzacapo, original compositions for the modern mandolin orchestra like the Capriccio by Hans Gal and the important Suite No. 6 by Hermann Ambrosius, arrangements of famous pieces like the Radetzky march, the Pink Panther Theme or West Side Story, pieces by Karl Jenkins or Hans Badelt, solo concertos for guitar, oboe and harp, and also typical folk music from different countries like Brazil, Venezuela or Italy.

Many of the arrangements were made for this orchestra by Mauro Pacchin who has been conducting this orchestra since 1990 and who has also composed some new pieces for this orchestra.

The ‘Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano’ (Ticino, southern Switzerland) was founded in 1990 and is conducted by Mauro Pacchin ever since. About 30 amateur musicians play in 6 different sections. The orchestra performed over 360 concerts in Switzerland and abroad and produced 9 CDs. The youth orchestra ‘OML Junior’, conducted by Nicola Bühler, features ‘under20’ members; some of them also play in the major orchestra.

I have selected some videos for this thread – if you like those you should go to the youtube channel of the OML to find all the other videos.

Palladio; Karl Jenkins (1944)

Suite N°6 /1; Hermann Ambrosius (1897-1983)

Suite N°6 /2; Hermann Ambrosius (1897-1983)

Capriccio per orchestra a plettro; Hans Gal (1890-1987)

Read more “Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano – Palladio by Karl Jenkins / Hermann Ambrosius / Hans Gal”

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Tamburitza Orchestra Dobrec – Slovenia

In my recent post about Ferenc Sebö the tambura (also known as tamburitza, tamburica, ….) was used in some videos. I wanted to find some more information and videos about this instrument. Today I have found the videos of the Tamburitza Orchestra Dobrec, an orchestra similar to a mandolin orchestra but composed from tamburitza instruments.

You can find more information about the instruments used in this tamburitza orchestras in the Atlas of Plucked Instruments: Instruments of Kroatia

Here is a short note from the homepage of this orchestra about the history of this orchestra:

It all began in 1993, when a tamburitza beginner’s course was first founded, located at an elementary school Osnovna sola Dragatus,. ….With hard work and creativity of our leader Anton Grahek, and that of other members of the orchestra, we are dedicated to spreading the sound of tamburitza and that of Bela krajina across our homeland as well as abroad. Our aim is to familiarize people with our rich musical heritage and our traditional folk instrument tamburitza. Every year we participate at different festivals for tamburitza and mandoline orchestras of Slovenia, where, to this day, an expert jury already awarded us with three awards. Our most important achievement dates back in 2003 as we released our first CD.

Next to authentic folk songs of Bela krajina and that of Slovenia, we also perform songs from other nations, musical arrangements and adaptations of evergreens, latin american and classical musik. However, our ochestra is especially renowned for its unique sound and melody as well as brilliant performing technique.

In the first video the orchestra plays La bamba with a lot of energy and joy:

Tamburica orchestra KUD Dobreč – La bamba – Dragatuš 2006

Oblivion (Astor Piazzolla)

Other tunes played by this orchestra that can be found at youtube include Over the Rainbow, Lambada, Waltz No. 2 by Schostakovich, Besame Mucho or Perfidia.

Playlist with more videos, the playlist begins with a video from a cooperation of the orchestra with singer Janez Doltar:

 

Additional information

youtube channel KUD Dobrec

 


The Ultimate Mandolin Songbook: 26 Favorite Songs Arranged by Janet Davis (Amazon partnerlink)