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Konrad Wölki – Compositions and Arrangements for Mandolin Orchestra…

Konrad Wölki was one of the composers in Germany who made the move from the traditional mandolin orchestra (Mandolinenorchester) to the modern mandolin orchesra (Zupforchester). His first compositions were big ouvertures intended for large orchestras in the more traditional style, but later he started to look back into history and start compose in a style without the tremolo.

Konrad Wölki was the author of a mandolin method and studies for one or two mandolins.

I will add more information about Konrad Wölki later to this article.

The sheet music for all compositions is available at  Trekel Verlag.

About Konrad Wölki: http://wikipedia.qwika.com/de2en/Konrad_W%C3%B6lki

I have compiled all the youtube videos with works by Konrad Wölki that I have found so far.

Ouvertüre Nr. 1 in A-Dur

「序曲 イ長調」 Ouverture A Dure Wolki

Synthesized Version – Virtual Mandolin Orchestra

Ouvertüre Nr. 2. in Fis-Moll

序曲第二番 Ouvertüre Nr. 2

Shaddai Mandolinenensemble

Ouvertüre Nr. 3 in D-Dur

ヴィヴァ・マンドリーノ第14回定演「序曲第三番『ニ長調』」 Konrad Wölki

Viva Mandolino 14th Concert Part1
“Ouvertüre Nr. 3 (D-Dur)”
Composition: Konrad Wölki
Arrangement: Jun Akagi “赤城 淳”
Direcotor: Takeshi Katakura “片倉 武”

序曲第三番「ニ長調」Ouvertüre Nr.3 in D-dur : Konrad Wölki

Hamamatsu Mandolin Orchestra since 1971

Ouvertüre Nr. 4 in H-Moll, Op. 7

Obertura nº4 Op. 7 en Sim (Konrad Wölki) – OCPCA

Obertura nº4 Op. 7 en Sim / Oberture nº4 Op. 7 in B minor
Interpretado por O.C.P.C.A. (Orquesta de Cuerda Pulsada de los Conservatorios de Aragón)
Director: Jorge Casanova

Obertura nº4 Op.7 en Sim (Konrad Wölki) OCPCA

Concierto Teatro Bellas Artes TARAZONA: 05/05/2012


Mandoline Konzert Higashi 5.
Ab 13.30 Uhr, 23. August 1992 (Montag) (1992)
Zentral Community Center Great Hall Higashihiroshima

Konrad Wölki Komponisten “in B minor” Ouvertüre Nr. vier

Ouvertüre “Die Heimreise”, Op. 17

序曲 「ハイムライゼ」 Die Heimreise,Ouvertüre Konrad Helmut Wölki K.ヴェルキ

Hamamatsu Mandolin Orchestra since1971

Heimreise (partial)

Bundang Mandolin Orchestra
Heimreise partial
Conducted by MinSoon Park

Not recorded fully because of battery low )-:

Die Grosse Stunde, Ein festliches Stück, Op. 18

大いなる時代 Die Grosse Stunde

Hamamatsu Mandolin Orchestra

Suite Nr. 2, “Musik für schlichte Feierstunden” Op. 31

07 組曲2番Suite Nr 2 op 31

Abonnement Concert Mandoline Verein Gymnasium Meiji 22. 1981

00:00 _I: Mit innerer Beschwingtheit (うきうきした気分で)
01:42 _II: Freudig erregt (楽しく高揚して)
05:01 _III: Sehr gemessen (とても荘厳に)
07:48 _IV: Mit leichten Tanzschritten (軽やかなステップで)
10:05 V: Sehr gestrafft (すごく合理的に)

Europäische Suite, Op. 89

Konrad Wölki, Europäische Suite

Der Mandolinenclub “Ellerbek von 1911” e.V. spielt anlässlich seines 100-jährigen Jubiläums im Kieler Schloss: Konrad Wölki op. 89 Europäische Suite

Konrad Wölki – Flemish Pirate Song from European Suite op.89

Konrad Wölki, Flemish Pirate Song (Flämisches Seeräuberlied) from: Europäische Suite (European Suite), op. 89 played by the Mandolin Orchestra Ettlingen, www.mandolinenorchester-ettlingen.de, conducted by Boris Björn Bagger,

Konrad Wölki, Europäische Suite, op. 89 (excerpts)

Konrad Wölki, Europäische Suite (European Suite), op. 89 (excerpts) played by the Mandolin Orchestra Ettlingen, www.mandolinenorchester-ettlingen.de, conducted by Boris Björn

Konzert für Oboe und Orchester

Suite Appassionata

Chuo-Universität Musik Study Group Mandolinenclub: 熱情組曲 K ヴェルキ Suite Appassionata K.Wölki

2012年 第102回定期演奏会より

1. Leidenschaftlich bewegt
2. Schmerzlich(2’43″)
3. Still Vergnudt(8’30″)
4. Leidenschaftlich bewegt(10’38″)

En Bälg&En Stråke – Suite Appassionata

En Bälg&En stråke performs Suite Assassionata by Konrad Wölki
Musik på Forsviks bruk 2010
Per Boesen cello Kallis Bengtsson accordion

Arrangements by Konrad Wölki

Suite von G. F. Händel

Suite by Händel played by the Mandolin Orchestra Het CONSORT

The Suite by Georg Friedrich Händel performed here on YouTube by the Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra Het CONSORT is a compilation of 4 pieces arranged for Mandolin Orchestra of Händel’s harpsichord music based on an earlier setting for mandolin orchestra by the German mandolin pioneer Konrad Wölki. All the movements show Händel’s remarkable polyphonic and wonderful melodic style.
Especially known, in solo instrumental as well as in orchestral versions, is the famous theme of the Sarabande to which Händel added two beautiful variations.

John Baston – Konzert für Flöte und Orchester

John Baston (1730) (Concerto N°2 in Do magg. per flauto soprano e orchestra a plettro)

“Arcangelo Corelli” Orchestra – Poncarale BS Italy – 18-04-1993
(Google Maps=45.461,10.172637)
John Baston (Konzert Nr.II (C-dur)
für Sopran-Blockflöte or Oboe or Akkordeon und Zupfinstrumente
Arrangiamento: Konrad Wölki
Flauto: Elena C.
Mandolino solo: Fabio B.
Art Direction: Lorenzo Bianchi

Santa Lucia


83. regelmäßige Konzerttätigkeit Mandolin Ensemble Anima Nagasaki
Santa Lucia (neapolitanische Volkslied, von Konrad Wölki angeordnet)

Serenata Napolitana – Fedele Rivelli

Mandolinata Mannheim 2009 – Serenata napolitana – Fedele Rivelli

Fedele Rivelli (unbek.)
Arr. K. Wölki

Playlist Konrad Wölki

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Konrad Wölki – Sinfonie in einem Satz (Symphony in…

Konrad Wölki (-> Wikipedia) (* 27. Dezember 1904 in Berlin; † 5. Juli 1983) has composed some works for a large mandolin orchestra with additional instrumentswhich are typically used in a symphony orchestra. Especially his Ouvertures in A-Major and F#-Minor were very popular in the 1930s and 1940s in Germany. Another composition from this time is the Symphony in One Movement in E-Minor.

The Mandolin Orchestra Ensemble Amedeo from Japan has played this Symphony during its 25th Anniversary Concert and has uploaded two videos to youtube. A great chance to hear this composition by Konrad Wölki.

I have made a playlist with works by Konrad Wölki that starts with the Symphony in One Movement:

More videos by the Ensemble Amedeo: http://www.youtube.com/user/machiroh

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Attika Plucked String Orchestra 2012 – Music by Manos…

The Attika Plucked String Orchestra has just published a set of videos from a concert given in Korinth on July 28 this year. The first part of the concert was composed of compositions by the famous Greek composer Manos Hadzidakis. The second part of the concert was dedicated to the music of Mikis Theodorakis.

The concert was given by the Attika Plucked String Orchestra, the choir Opus Femina and the soloists Babsis Tsertos, Natalia Kantzia and Morfo Tsaireli. The second part of this concert was dedicated to the music by Mikis Theodorakis, the videos of the second part will also be published at youtube.

These videos were shot on 28th July 2012 in Korinth, Greece. Main performers were ATTIKA and choir Opus femina, but we invited as guest stars Natalia Kantzia (soprano), Morfo Tsaireli and Babis Tsertos. The concert met great success.

Soon we will upload the second half of the concert, which is Mikis Theodorakis songs. I will send you the links when uploaded.

These days our debut cd will be available and hope you will be interested on it, too.

About the Attika Plucked String Orchstra (from the website):

The Orchestra was founded in 1993 by Aris Dimitriadis, its Artistic Director. Since 1997 it operates under the hospices of the non-profit music association Erato.

Aris Dimitriadis has been working with Mandolin Orchestras for 20+ years. As a Mandolin soloist he has collaborated with many classical music groups and orchestras both in Greece and abroad. He created Attika to fill a quality gap in the contemporary Greek Mandolin scene by building on a long tradition of excellence and professionalism, which in the past made Greek orchestras renowned internationally.

Attika’s main objective is to expand the appeal of Mandolin music internationally. With a well-researched repertoire, Attika is following on the steps of the great Italian and French orchestras of this genre. However it also draws on an extensive Greek tradition, particularly 19th and early 20th century popular music from the Heptanese and Athens. Attika is the only Greek orchestra interpreting music that covers the entire spectrum of the last five centuries: from the Renaissance to the Italian Canzonetta, from Baroque to Romanticism, from Classical to Modern.

Playlist Attika Plucked String Orchestra

  • Τώρα που πας στην ξενιτιά, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ATTIKA (tora pou pas stin xenitia)
  • Μια Παναγιά, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ΑΤΤΙΚΑ
  • Ο κυρ Αντώνης, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ATTIKA
  • Μην το ρωτάς τον ουρανό, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ATTIKA
  • Κάπου υπάρχει η αγάπη μου, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ATTIKA
  • Θάλασσα πλατιά, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ATTIKA
  • Ξημερώνει, Μ. Χατζιδάκης – ATTIKA
  • Οδός Ονείρων, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ATTIKA
  • Aθανασία, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ATTIKA
  • O Μύθος, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ATTIKA
  • Η μαύρη Φόρντ, Μ. Χατζιδάκις – ATTIKA

Playlist Mikis Theodorakis

Additional Information

Website Attika Plucked String Orchestra: http://www.attikaorchestra.gr/

youtube channel Attika Plucked String Orchestra: http://www.youtube.com/user/attikaorchestra

Wikipedia about Manos Hatzidakis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manos_Hatzidakis

Related articles:

Articles tagged “Greece” in my blog: http://www.mandoisland.com/?tag=greece

Articles in German:

Zupfmusik in Griechenland – Das Attika Plucked String Orchestra

New York Rock & Roll Ensemble – Reflections – Manos Hadjidakis – Kemal

Manos Hadjidakis – Das Lächeln der Mona Lisa – Gioconda’s Smile – Musik aus Griechenland

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The Mandolin Method by Giuseppe Branzoli (1875) – Compositions…

I have recently added a new page about the mandolin method by Giuseppe Branzoli on my page about mandolin methods.

I have also made a new scan of the first volume of the German edition of Branzoli’s mandolin methodwhich has been published at the beginning of the 20th century by Universal Edition. This scan in high quality is now available as download on the musicaneo.com site.

On this occasion I have searched for videos with compositions by Branzoli.


Margherita (G. Branzoli)

8th Korea Mandolin festival with Fabio Menditto Trio July 9-11, 2009
Fabio Menditto mandolin
Angelo Ercoli double bass
Fabio Refrigeri guitar

Pensiero Affettuoso (G.Branzoli)-熱情

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