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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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favorite tunes

La Fustemberg – Variations by Antoine Riggieri for Solo…

Variations on “La Fustemberg” by Antoine Riggieri, played by Carlo Aonzo, Kozo Onishi, Mona Huang and Ugo Orlandi.

Antoine Riggieri - La Fustemberg - Variazioni No. 10
Antoine Riggieri – La Fustemberg – Variazioni No. 10

A modern edition of this work has been published by the publishing company Grenzland Verlag

KM-2018
Antonio Riggieri (um 1780)
“La Fustemberg” Variationen

Einrichtung: Marga Wilden-Hüsgen. Ein reizvolles Werk des Meisters des klassi-
schen Mandolinenspiels. Geeignet f. Wettbewerb “Jugend-musiziert”, A.S. IV – V
Aufführungsdauer: 18 Min.; Schwierigkeitsgrad: mittel – schwer.
Preis: € 6,15

Playlist La Fustemberg – Variationi No. 10

The playlist contains recordings by Carlo Aonzo, Ugo Orlandi, Kozo Onishi from Japan and Mona Huang who plays on a baroque mandolin.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC878J8mcBo9gYuNa1Nmb6plwPToWIDMK

The works by Antoine Riggieri – a book with 125 pages – can be found in the National Library of Franc ( bnf). It contains the Variations on La Fustemberg at the end of the book beginning on page 122:

Titel : Menuets, allemandes et petits allegro à deux mandolines ou violon avec six sonates à mandolines ou violon. On trouvera une sonate à mandoline accord différant marquant dites accord avec le menuet chéri de l’auteur en variations… Oeuvre IVe. Gravé par Mme Oger…

Autor : Riggieri, Antoine. Compositeur

Verleger : l’auteur (Paris)

Erscheinungsdatum : 1770

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b9078913f.r=Riggieri%2C+Antoine.langDE

The melody “La Fustemberg” was very popular in Paris after 1770. I have found another work with variations on La Fustemberg for harpsichord in the bnf – this might be interesting too:

Titre : La Furstemberg avec 12 variations. Arrangées pour le clavecin ou le piano-forte… Seconde édition augmentée de six variations…

Auteur : Benaut, Josse-François-Joseph (1743-1794). Compositeur

Éditeur : l’auteur (Paris)

Date d’édition : 1778

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b90788118.r=La+Furstemberg+avec+12+variations.langDE

aaa to be reviewed

Duo Conversa – Lydie Barrancos (Flute) and Pascal Bournet…

I have recently found a note about the Duo Conversa at twitter. The Duo COnversa is composed of Lydie Barrancos (flute) and Pascal Bournet (guitar). The duo plays music from South America nd from Ireland, a great selection with good arrangements.

With its original repertoire of creations and arrangements around themes from the whole world, Conversa offers you a journey throughout flute’s and guitar’s tones.

The flute, instrument of all times, and the guitar, intrument of all continents, bring into echo the multiplicity of the world cultures’ original sounds.

Conversa will accompany us in an authentic and universal dialogue and then will echo in each of us the emotional world of us all.

Pascal Bournet has arranged all the pieces for flute and guitar. Most of the pieces have been published and are available, you can find the details on his website. Some of the pieces have been composed byPatrick Bournet, the brother of Pascal and a guitarist as well.

Duo Conversa playing Roméo N°1 HD

Une des pièces écrites par Patrick Bournet pour le Duo Conversa, figurant sur leur dernier CD (Iris-Harmonia Mundi 3002 019). Editions Kosinus-Kapagama.

One of the pieces composed by Patrick Bourner for the Duo Conversa, recorded on the last CD (Iris-Harmonia Mundi 3002 019). published by Editions Kosinus-Kapagama.

Duo Conversa playing Katherine O’More (O’Carolan) HD

In the youtube channel of Pascal Bournetyou can also find some interesting pieces for clarinet and guitar as well as solo pieces for the guitar and duos for two guitars.

Oblivion (A.Piazzolla)

Le duo Pascal Bournet-Cindy Descamps joue Piazzolla.
Arrangement P.Bournet
Guitare: Sakurai PC

Playlist Duo Conversa

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5F28C3A3FE3FF0BE

Additonal Information

Website Pascal Bournet: http://www.pascalbournet.info

Website Duo Conversa: http://duoconversa.info/

Review of the CD Boa Fonte (German): http://www.oneworld.at/start.asp?ID=241844

Website Patrick Bournet: http://www.patbia26.fr/

youtube channel Pascal Bournet: http://www.youtube.com/user/Bestofjuly1/videos