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Mandolin

Florentino Calvo – An Important Mandolinist from France

Florentino Calvo is one of the leading mandolinists from France. He has studied mandolin and guitar at the concervatory of music and dance in Argenteuil with Mario Monti and in the masterclass of Alberto Ponce.

Florentino Calvo is especially interested in contemporary music. Together with the trio Polycordes (mandolin, harp and guitar) he has premiered and recorded many contemporary compositions.

But Florentino Calvo has also recorded several albums with the most important works for the mandoline of the 17th century and the Romantic age for mandolin solo or mandolin with piano, harpsichord or guitar.

Florentino Calvo is also the conductor of several orchestras like the Ensemble MG21.

I have found several live videos with Florentino Calvo and playlists of some of the albums.

Playlist Florentino Calvo

Beethoven Sonatine, recordings with the Trio Polycordes, Florentino Calvo as conductor

Complete albums at youtube

Gabriele Leone: Six sonates pour la mandoline et basse, Livre I (2015)

Ensemble Spirituoso

From Prag to Vienna

Florentino Calvo, Mandoline and Aline Zylberajch, Piano

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Cuerdas Latinas – A Concert with the Ensemble Instrumental…

AICOPI is the name of a French mandolin orchestra directed by Ricardo Sandoval. The name AICOPI ist derived from the French name of this ensemble: Académie Intégrale des COrdes PIncées – Ensemble instrumental à plectres dirigé par Ricardo SANDOVAL

AICOPI took also part at the Eurofestival Zupfmusik at Bruchsal (Germany) recntly where they played the Suite Retratos by Radames Gnattali. This piece has also been played at the concert in Metz.

The orchestra gave a concert in Metz on June 16, 2018. Conductor was Marc Desmons. The complete videos of this concert are now available in the youtube channel of Ricardo Sandoval.

Program

  • Pequeña Suite (Adolfo Mejía Navarro)
  • Divertimento Nº1 “Salsoso” (Ricardo Sandoval)
  • Aria Cantilena (Heitor Villa-lobos)
  • Libertango (Astor Piazzolla)
  • Radamés Gnattali – Suite Retratos
  • Alfonsina y el Mar (Ariel Ramírez)
  • Danzón Nº2 (Arturo Márquez) arr. Germán Posada
  • Colombia Tierra Querida (Lucho Bermúdez)

Playlist Concert “CUERDAS LATINAS”

Concert “CUERDAS LATINAS”

Ensemble Instrumental AICOPI

Direction: Marc Desmons

L’Arsenal (Metz) – 16/6/18

Additional information

AICOPI (Facebook)

mandolin history

Jean and Janvier Pietrapertosa – Father and Son –…

Jean und Janvier Pietrapertosa belong to the mandolin players and mandolin teachers that helped to make the mandolin popular in the region of Paris in France around 1900.Both have written important mandolin methods , they have composed their own pieces and and arranged the popular music of the time.

Until today not much is known about the biographies of father and son Pietrapertosa. In many cases no difference is made between the two as if it was just one person namend J. Pietrapertosa.

I have recently found a document – a dictionary about the contemporaries – that contains short biographies of both – the father Jean Pietrapertosa and his son Janvier Pietrapertosa. The book that can be found in the French National Library bnf is dated to 1906, the copy from archive.org is dated to some years later.

Dictionnaire national des contemporains: contenant les notices des membres de l’Institut de France, du gouvernement et du parlement français, de l’Académie de médecine…. T. 5 / sous la dir. de C.-E. Curinier (1906) http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k82888j.image

The same book at archive.org: https://archive.org/stream/dictionnairenati05curiuoft#page/n73/mode/2up


Father: Jean-Ferdinand-Salvator Pietrapertosa

PIETRAPERTOSA (Jean-Ferdinand-Salvator)

Musicien, né à Naples (Italie) le 10 juin 1855.

Déjà, dans sa ville natale où il accomplit ses études, M. Pietrapertosa s’était fait connaître comme mandoliniste solo, lorsqu’en 1882, il vint en France, où il acclimata bientôt son instrument, qui y était presque tombé en oubli. Il devint, peu de temps après, mandoliniste solo de l’Opéra-Comique, puis de l’Opéra.

M. Pietrapertosa a écrit plusieurs compositions pour la mandoline, dont les plus importantes sont la Nuit d’automne et la Marche du Mandoliniste. Il est l’auteur, en collaboration avec M. Alissa, de la musique de Mariage galante, opéra-comique de MM. Oswald et Boucheron, représenté à l’Olympia en 1892, et d’une Méthode de Mandoline.

On lui doit aussi l’invention d’un système perfectionné de mandoline et d’un pupitre-pédale.

Naturalisé français en 1892, M. Pietrapertosa est décoré du Medjidié et de divers autres ordres.

Translation:

PIETRAPERTOSA (Jean-Ferdinand-Salvator)

Musician,born in Naples (Italy) on Juni 10, 1855.

Already, in his hometown where he completed his studies, Mr. Pietrapertosa had made himself known as a solo mandolinist, when in 1882 he came to France, where he soon acclimated his instrument, which had almost fallen into oblivion. He became, shortly thereafter, solo mandolinist of the Opéra-Comique, then of the Opera.

Pietrapertosa has written several compositions for the mandolin, the most important of which are the “Nuit d’automne” and “Marche du Mandoliniste” . He is the author, in collaboration with M. Alissa, of the music of Mariage galante, opéra-comique by MM. Oswald and Boucheron, represented at Olympia in 1892, and a Mandolin Method.

He also owes the invention of an improved system of mandolin and a pedal console.

Naturalized French in 1892, Mr. Pietrapertosa is decorated with Medjidie and various other orders. Read more “Jean and Janvier Pietrapertosa – Father and Son – Mandolin Methods and Compositions for the Mandolin”

Mandolin' Club de Paris Disques Festival - Postcard mandolin orchestra

The Mandolin’ Club de Paris – Videos, a Postcard…

The Mandolin’ Club de Paris was a very successful mandolin orchestra which has recorded several albums. The orchestra was conducted by Jeanne Ricada Mathorez (1887 – 1980). A recording of the orchestra has been awarded the Grand Prix du Disque in 1954.

I have found two albums by the Mandolin’ Club at Spotify. I have listened to those two albums – and I must say that the recordings are made very well. The mandolin orchestra is using flutes, castagnettes, Hawaii guitar or the piano as additional instruments to make the performences interesting.

I have recently found two great videos with the Mandolin’ Club de Paris at youtube – you should really watch those videos! By the way – Ricada Mathorez (born in 1887) is aged 80 in the second video, and almost 87 in the first!

2 03 1974 Mandolin’ Club de Paris Top à Jacques Dutronc

Le Mandoline Club de Paris joue “Les bateliers de la Volga”

26 novembre 1968
Le Mandolin’s Club de Paris joue “Les bateliers de la Volga”, musique traditionnelle russe. Émissions TV, Archive tv, Archive television, tv replay live, live music, french tv Images d’archive INA
Institut National de l’Audiovisuel
http://www.ina.fr

Video must be viewed directly on youtube: http://youtu.be/rJJ_YPooEA4

I have just bought some sheet music with two pieces by Jose Santis that have been played and recorded by the Mandolin’ Club – Cortijera und Ole Jerez! On the cover you can find a picture of the orchestra and the following:

2 Formidables Paso Dobles de Celebre Compositeur Espagnol Jose Sentis.

Cortiera – Olé Jérez!

Enregistrés sur disques Festival par

Le Mandolin’ Club de Ricada Mathorez

Grand Prix du Disque 1954

I do also own a postcard of the Mandolin’ Club with their instruments nicely decorated in front of the orchestra. I have made a small gallery withthe 3 pictures – just click on one of the picture to open the gallery:

I do not know how long the Mandolin’ Club de Paris has existed. Ricada Mathorez died in 1980, probably the club stopped playing some years after those videos were made.

Additional Information

Two records of the Mandolin’ Club are available at spotify – just search for “Mandolin Club” .

Blog post in French about  the Mandolin’ Club de Paris

Jeanne Ricarda Mathorez – biographie (French)

(a translation of this would be great)

Wikipedia about Jose Sentis

Playliste with the videos of the Mandolin’ Club de Paris and some compositions by Jose Sentis in histoirical recordings and modern versions for mandolin orchestra

A video with the recording of “Lisboa Antigua” can be found on the following page: Lisboa Antigua

Amazon Partnerlink – Two albums als mp3 Download:

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