Today a new fantastic mandolin video has been uploaded to youtube by Carlos Blanco Ruiz. The video shows a performance of Railroad Song, a composition by Yasuo Kuwahara, played by the composer himself on the mandolin and Carlos Blanco Ruiz on the guitar. It was recorded in 1999.
This is the first time that I saw Kuwahara play the mandolin, and he really knows what is possible on the mandolin – a fantastic showpiece of mandolin technique.
Don’t miss this video!!
Yasuo Kuwahara mandolina rail road Song * Carlos Blanco Ruiz guitarra La Orden de la Terraza Haro 25 años 1999
Playlist Railroad Sonmg by Yasuo Kuwahara
Wikipedia about Yasuo Kuwahara (German): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuo_Kuwahara
I found those two pieces for mandolin and church organ recently. Both pieces are taken from a recording with religious music which was recorded in the 1980s by Benny Ludemann (mandolin) and Klaas Jan Mulder (organ).
Benny Ludemann is a mandolin and guitar player from the Netherlands. He has made many appearances in radio and TV. He is teaching mandolin and guitar and has made a big contribution to the mandolin orchestra association of the Netherlands NVvMO
The mandolin part ist played with tremolo. Please enjoy this rare combination of mandolin and organ.
I have found one other video with Benny Ludemann from a TV show, Benny Ludemann plays the guitar in a piece named 24 Roses. This is the first video in the following playlist about Benny Ludemann:
Playlist Benny Ludemann – Mandolin / Guitar
You can find a note about Benny Ludemann in German here: http://www.mandolinen-orchester-koslar.de/Texte/jury.htm