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Live from Wuppertal – Clara Weise (Mandolin) & Sophie…

Last week on April 22nd, 2020 a live concert with Clara Weise (Mandolin) and Sophie Schlaubitz (Guitar) was streamed from Wuppertal.

Clara Weise is studying mandolin with Caterina Lichtenberg, Sophie Schlaubitz is studying guitar in Weimar.

Program

10:22 – Keigo Fuji – Rhapsody
19:24 – 1 – Jean-Philippe Rameau – Les tendres plaintes (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode (Rameau, Jean-Philippe))
22:24 – 2 – Jean-Philippe Rameau – Le Rappel des Oiseaux (Suite in E minor, RCT 2 (Rameau, Jean-Philippe))
26:45 – Raffaele Calace – Danse fantastique
Gabriele Leone – Sonate Nr. 3
34:00 – Andante
36:55 – Allegretto
39:35 – Presto
43:10 – Astor Piazzolla – Libertango 
47:35 – J. S. Bach – Sonate für Flauto Traverso und basso continuo BWV 1034, Adagio ma non tanto
54:10 – Stephen Funk-Pearson – Mountain Moor
1:04:00 – Maximo Diego Pujol – Nubes de Buenos Aires
1:12.10 – Bela Bartok – Rumänische Volkstänze

My favorite pieces are the two compositions by J. Ph. Rameau, originally for the cembalo, but very well suited for mandolin and guitar. My other favorites of this concert are the Rhapsody by Japanese composer Keigo Fuji at the beginning of the concert and Mountain Moor by Stephen Funk-Pearson.

If you watch the video on youtube you can find the links to jump to each piece in my comment for the video.


Additional Information

Clara und Sophie kennen sich schon seit sie zwei Jahre alt sind und fast genauso lang machen sie auch gemeinsam Musik. Clara, die junge Musikerin, die das Instrument spielt, dass du nicht kennst – die Hutmacherin, die dir bis vor kurzem deinen Kaffee zubereitet hat. Die gebürtige Dresdnerin trieb es aufgrund ihres Studiums der Mandoline, an der Wuppertaler Musikhochschule, in die Talstadt. Sophie, die Deutschlandstipendiatin, verschlug es aus der Elbflorenz in die Klassikerstadt – sie studiert Gitarre in Weimar und engagiert sich dort in vielen sozialen und musikalischen Projekten. Trotz verschiedener Studienorte finden die beiden sich regelmäßig für gemeinsame Projekte zusammen, pendeln durch Deutschland und probieren sich und ihre 14 Saiten in verschiedensten musikalischen Konstellationen aus – zwischen Semperoper, internationalen Wettbewerben und Weihnachtsfeier im heimischen Schrebergarten. Für diesen Abend haben sie ein Best-Of-Programm der vergangenen Jahre zusammengestellt und nehmen euch mit auf die etwas andere Reise. Weg von spießigen Klassikkonzerten und rosaroter Singer-Songwriter-Attitüde. Besinnt auf das Essenzielle mit Hauch von Sehnsucht und Wohlfühlatmosphäre im Nirgendwo.


Sheet music by Jean Philippe Rameau in the Petrucci Library (IMSLP):

https://imslp.org/wiki/Pi%C3%A8ces_de_clavecin_avec_une_m%C3%A9thode_(Rameau%2C_Jean-Philippe)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_in_E_minor,_RCT_2_(Rameau,_Jean-Philippe)

Website Stephen Funk-Fearson

Website Maximo Diego Pujol

Mandolin

The best Mandolin Duets – Sheet Music and Videos

Some time ago I have been asked if I can recommend any mandolin duets. So I started to make some research and look for videos and sheet music for two mandolins.

Duets for two mandolins are not so frequently found as duets for mandolin and guitar. Sheet music for two mandolins is more difficult to find.

The most important artists playing music for two mandolins today are probably Caterina Lichtenberg and Mike Marshall. Carlo Aonzo has played together with Brian Oberlin on some occasions. Mike Marshall has played together with Chris Thiele and with the bandolim players Hamilton de Holanda or Danilo Brito. All Bluegrass mandolin players are used to play melody and chords – so they do occasionally play as a mandolin duo.

Pieces for a melody instrument with accompaniment can be played as a mandolin duet if the second mandolin plays the chords or improvises a second part. In my playlist you can find several examples of this.

Classical Mandolin Duets – A List of the BDZ

On the website of the BDZ (Bund Deutscher Zupfmuskier, association of mandolin orchestras in Germany) you can find several lists of sheet music for mandolin and guitar, including a list for mandolin duet.

sheet music for mandolin and guitar
sheet music for two mandolins.

Playlist – Mandolin Duets

In my playlist of mandolin duets I have collected classical mandolin duets but also mandolin duets with bluegrass, folk or choro. Let yourself be inspired to find interesting music for two mandolins.

Duo Galante – Musik für Mandoline – Playlist

Caterina Lichtenberg and Silke Lisko have recorded an album with music for two mandolins some time ago. This album includes classical mandolin duets from the 18th century and duets from the romantic period (Calace, Munier). The complete album is available at youtube.

You can find many mandolin duets in the old mandolin methods from around 1900. The method by Cristofaro includes so called Recreations for teacher and student. Some great sounding duets can be found in the method by Janvier Pietrapertosa. You can check the free mandolin methods on my website MandoIsland –  Mandolin method – MandoIsland.

I have collected links for syllabuses for the mandolin  check this: Linksammlung Lehrplan Mandoline

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Lydia & Bettina – A German Duet with Mandolin…

Some time ago I have found an announcement for a concert with the Duo Lydia and Bettina. I had previously heard about this duo with mandolin and guitar, and so I searched for information about Lydia and Bettina.

This is how the duo presents itself on their website:

Wir sind Lydia Rombach und Bettina Lehmann. Wir, das sind eine Mandoline, eine Gitarre und eine gefühlvolle, einprägsame Stimme. Musik begleitet uns schon unser ganzes Leben. Seit über 10 Jahren gehen wir diesen Weg gemeinsam.

Ein Abend mit uns ist eine musikalische Zeitreise vom 16. Jhd. bis in die Gegenwart. Stilistisch legen wir uns dabei nicht fest: Rock, Pop, Klassik – gespielt wird, was gefällt. Ohne großes technisches Equipment und auf unsere eigene, unbekümmerte Art und Weise.

Translation: We are Lydia Rombach and Bettina Lehmann. We, that is a mandolin, a guitar and a soulful, impressing voice. Music has accompnied us for our whole life. For more than 10 years we are going this way together.

An evening with us is a musical travel from the 16th century until today. We are not fixed to a single style: rock, pop, classical – we play what we like to play. Without much technical equipment and in our own, easygoing way.

Both have played in a local mandolin orchestra. So they decided to use mandolin and guitar as well for their Duo.

I like the arrangements by Lydia and Bettina, the mandolin is used to make the arrangements brilliant and interesting, with single notes, tremolo or chords.

 

I hope that I will be able to visit one of the next concerts of this duo.

I have found four videos in the youtube Channel Lydik :

Wayfaring Stranger (Lydia und Bettina)

Robbie Williams Angels (Lydia und Bettina)

Mit diesem Video haben wir uns für das Triberger Weihnachtstalent beworben und haben dann nach einem Live Casting auch tatsächlich gewonnen.
Bettina an der Gitarre und mit Gesang und Lydia an der Mandoline.
Bitte entschuldigt die nicht unbedingt professionelle Aufnahme.

We are looking forward to your comments!

Playlist Lydia and Bettina

Additional Information

Website Lydia und Bettina: http://www.lydiaundbettina.de/

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Sor – Study in B-Minor – As a Duet…

I have recently discovered several videos with the famous study in B minor as a duet. I have not found out who made the  arrangements for a duet, and I have not found the sheet music for this version.

It is interesting to listen to this arrangement of the study which uses the study as an accompaniment for a beautiful melody.

Flute & Guitar: Fernando SOR – Study in B Minor, Op. 35, N°22

Duet Guitar & Mandolin

Fernando SOR Study in B Minor Op. 35 Nr. 22 Trio for Mandolin and 2 guitars performed

Duet for two guitars

Guitare classique – Kaori Muraji & Kiyoshi Shomura – Moonlight – Etude O.P. 35 – N° 22

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