Pizzicar Galante – with mandolinist Anna Schivazappa and harpsichordist Fabio Antonio Falcone – are going to record their second CD with works by Domenico Scarlatti for mandolin and harpsichord.
Anna Schivazappa has studied the mandolin in Urbino and Padua in Italy and is currently working on her PHD in musicology.
The project is presented in the following video:
The first CD of Pizzicar Galante was dedicated to the composer Robert Valentini. The complete recording has been made available on youtube by the recording company Brilliant Classics:
You can support the project on the ulule crowdfunding website:
Website Pizzicar Galante: www.pizzicargalante.com
- Anna Schivazappa, mandolines baroques
- Ronald Martin Alonso, viole de gambe
- Daniel de Moraïs, théorbe
- Fabio Antonio Falcone, clavecin
Jarmo Romppanen has just recorded a new CD with his band Nordic Choro. Instead of playing the Brazilian repertoir Nordic Choro have arranged nordic songs in the style of Brazilian choro – a great idea!
Nordic Choro have started a campagin to raise the money for the production of the CD. They have presented their project in several videos – I have compiled the new videos in my playlist below. My first impression of the recordings is very good – so I am very curious to get the finished CD.
NORDIC CHORO – album release and concerts
Finnish-Brazilian music group Nordic Choro has recorded 12 famous Nordic songs in Brazilian choro style. The album is almost ready to be published, but the group still needs financial support to cover the final costs and to arrange album release concerts. The album release and concerts will take place in February-March 2016!
The Nordic Choro is:
Fabio de Oliveira: 7-string guitar
Ricardo Padilla: pandeiro and additional percussion
Arja Paju: bass guitar
Jarmo Romppanen: 10-string mandolin
The guest musician: Petri Puolitaival (flute and alto saxophone)
The producer of the album: Peter Engberg
The songs for the album (as instrumental versions):
Armi (Neitosista ken on kaunein) (Erik Lindström)
Spegling / Heijastus (Otto Palmgren)
Höstvisa / Syyslaulu (Erna Tauro)
Jag tror på sommaren / Taas on aika auringon (Stig Olin)
Sjösala vals / Keväthuumaus (Evert Taube)
Litet grann från ovan / Kulkuri ja joutsen (Lasse Dahlquist)
Crocodile Genas birthday song (V. Sainski)
Stormskärs Maja / Myrskyluodon Maija (Lasse Mårtenson)
Niin kaunis on maa (Kari Rydman)
Nuoruustango (Kaj Chydenius)
Romanssi (Nils-Eric Fougstedt)
Sininen uni (Tapio Rautavaara)
Nordic Choro 2015 Playlist – Nordic classics with a Brazilian twist!
Crowdsourcing campaign at mesenaati.me
The crowdfunding campaign is going on 9.11. – 20.12.2015!
Website Jarmo Romppanen
youtube channel Jarmo Romppanen
Jarmo Romppanen – 10-String Mandolin Player from Finland – New Solo CD Solmogen II
Playliste Nordic Choro with older videos: