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lute

The “Luteduo” Anna Kowalska and Anton Birula plays Works…

The Luteduo with Anna Kowalska and Anton Birula plays works on two lutes and also on baroque guitar and theorbo, a combination that sounds very well together.

This is the famous Canarios by Gaspar Sanz played on baroque guitar and theorbo:

CANARIOS www.luteduo.com

BIALYSTOK EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL, POLAND 17.07.2009

Anna KOWALSKA baroque guitar
Anton BIRULA theorbo

Gaspar Sanz CANARIOS performed by LUTEDUO – a fantasy compilation … if Sanz ever met Bach…. The famous Canarios is intercepted by themes from J.S. Bach cello suites Nr 4 and 6

www.luteduo.com

In the next piece, a Ciaccona by Alessandro Piccinini, Anna Kowalska starts with a kind of tapping technique similar to the technique used on electric guitars:

CIACCONA www.luteduo.com

Alessandro Piccinini
Ciaccona in Partite Variate

www.luteduo.com Antoine Forqueray, La Morangis ou la Plissay

A Chaconne by Antoine Forqueray performed as a duo for baroque guitar and theorbo by Anna Kowalska & Anton Birula

Additional Information

youtube playlist with more videos of the Luteduo: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9F14DBA09F84CE16

From the biography found on the homepage of the Luteduo:

Anna Kowalska studied lute with Toyohiko Satoh, Nigel North and Joachim Held at the Royal Concervatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. Having been educated as a classical guitarist as well, Anna has covered a vast repertoire from the Renaissance to late Baroque including 19th century repertoire for historical guitar.

Anton Birula has studied the lute with Prof. Toyohiko Satoh at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague and with Prof. Konrad Junghaenel at the Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne. With his concentration on the extant solo literature for the Baroque lute Anton Birula has performed numerous lute recitals featuring music of J.S.Bach, S.L. Weiss and French lutenists. His special interests were transcriptions of J.S. Bach suites for solo cello and violin sonatas and partitas for the Baroque lute.

youtube channel Luteduo: http://www.youtube.com/user/LUTEDUO

Homepage: www.luteduo.com

Wikipedia about Gaspar Sanz (en.): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaspar_Sanz

Sheet music of Gaspar Sanz on the J. F. Delcamp site: http://www.delcamppartiturasparaguitarra.com/gasparsanz.html

article about Gaspar Sanz and the baroque guitar (German): http://www.gitarrenmagazin.de/musikwissen/61-gaspar-sanz-und-die-barockgitarre

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mandolin and piano

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

More blog posts about Italy: http://www.mandoisland.com/?tag=italy

mandolin and guitar

The Duo TnT – Steffen Trekel and Michael Tröster…

The Duo Steffen Trekel (mandolin) and Michael Tröster (guitar) ist definitivly one of the most importand duos for mandolin and guitar in Germany and all over the world.

When they travelled to Japan and Korea in 2009 a set of videos has been recorded showing the most importand pieces the duo plays. This includes several compositions that have been composed for the duo.

Enjoy the duo TnT – Steffen Trekel – mandolin – and Michael Tröster – guitar.

Playlist Duo Trekel-Tröster

Additional information

youtube channel DuoTnT04: http://www.youtube.com/user/DuoTnT04

Homepage Steffen Trekel: http://www.steffen-trekel.de

Homepage Michael Tröster: http://www.michael-troester.de/

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Show of Hands – Steve Knightley and Phil Beer…

I have a very old mandolin record by Phil Beer that I have bought may years ago, but I did not hear anything about Phil Beer since I bought this record.

Now a just found a note about Show of Hands who are touring through the north of Germany, and found out, that Show of Hands is composed of Phil Beer and Steve Knightley. So I was very curious to find out how Show of Hands sounds – and I was not disappointed.

From the Show of Hands homepage:

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times, headline major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD and playing all over the world, from Europe to America, Australia and India. Voted Best Live Act by the public at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country and trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro.

Here are three videos with Show of Hands:

Show of Hands “Roots”

Show of Hands – Santiago

Haunting song – written by Steve Knightley – tells the tale of exploitation in South America. Thanks to SOH for permission. Check www.showofhands.co.uk for more.

Show of Hands – Country Life

More information about Show of Hands

Homepage Show of Hands: http://www.showofhands.co.uk

Videos with Show of Hands: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22show+of+hands%22&aq=f

Videos with Phil Beer: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=videos&search_query=%22phil+beer%22&search_sort=video_avg_rating&suggested_categories=10&uni=3

Myspace page Show of Hands: http://www.myspace.com/showofhandsuk