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The Kerman Mandolin Quartet plays Mozart Quartets – Crowd…

The Kerman Mandolin Quartet has started a crowd funding campaign for their first CD. This mandolin quartet has been founded by Jacob Reuven about two years ago. It is composed of professional players of mandolin, mandola and mandolocello. The name of the quartet is derived from the instruments that all four players are playing – instruments made by Israeli luthier Arik Kerman.

Jacob Reuven is one of the important mandolin players from Israel, he has played as soloist with many orchestras. Fabio Gallucci and Vincent Beer-Demander are active mandolin players, conductors and composers based in the South of France, they have recorded several CDs as soloist and with their Nov Mandolin Ensemble. Mari Carmen Simon has studied in Spain with Caridad Simón and Pedro Chamorro, then with Juan Carlos Muñoz in the Conservatory of Music of Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxemburg). Mari studied also Baroque Music with Agostino Cirillo.

The program of the CD will be composed of four quartets composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

  • Divertimento in D, K.136
  • “Dissonance” Quartet, K. 465
  • “A Little Night Music”, K. 525
  • Serenade Nocture, K.239

If you want to support this interesting recording project you can find the klink for the crow funding page below.

Invitation by Jacob Reuven

Dear Friends,
My quartet, The Kerman Mandolin Quartet, is about to record its first album – a CD dedicated to string quartets by Mozart. This recording is of great historical and personal importance. It is the first ever such recording done on mandolins, and is a tremendous step in promoting mandolins everywhere.
I ask you, as friends, to please take a moment and check out our crowd funding page at: http://www.ulule.com/record-mozarts-quartets/
Watch the video, share it with your friends, and hopefully also become our partner. I promise the best music possible in return.
Thank you. It really means the world to me.
Yours,
Yaki

Promo text:

The Kerman Mandolin Quartet, which bears the name of the Israeli luthier Arik Kerman, is formed of four internationally acclaimed solo mandolinists: Jacob Reuven from Israel, Fabio Gallucci from Italy, Vincent Beer-Demander from France and Mari Carmen Simon from Spain.
For the past 20 years, Arik Kerman has been collaborating with mandolinist Jacob Reuven in order to create an instrument of matchless possibilities of sound and colour. Using the knowledge and traditions of violin building, Kerman has been producing instruments that enable mandolinists to play repertoire originally written for violin and other string instruments with great success, thus helping to integrate the mandolin into the classical concert stage and significantly broaden its repertoire possibilities.?
The Kerman Mandolin Quartet’s objective is to produce new performances of pieces originally written for string quartets as well as arrangements, contemporary music and new commissions.

Playlist Kerman Mandolin Quartet

The Kerman Mandolin Quartet has published many great videos that proof the high quality of this group. I have compiled the videos in the following playlist which starts with videos of Mozart Quartets. Other pieces in the list are a concert by Antonio Vivaldi, Contrapunctus 1 from the Art of the Fugue by J. S. Bach, Asturias by Isaak Albeniz, Movements from the string quartet Mishima by Philip Glass, and finally some tango compositions by Astor Piazzolla. At the end of the playlist you can find an interview with Jacob Reuven.

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Ariane Lorch – Mozart Songs with Mandolin – Youth…

Yesterday I found a blog about a new CD with all songs by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Naxos. This CD does also include a recording of the song Die Zufriedenheit with mandolin accompaniment. The mandolin part is played by Ariane Lorch:

Die Zufriedenheit: Was frag ich viel nach
Geld und Gut, KV 349**

The blog does also include a player to play this Mozart song at the end! Here is the link to this blog (German):

http://kammermusikkammer.blogspot.com/2010/01/mozart-alle-lieder.html

Ariane Zernecke-Lorch is a German mandolin player and teacher. She has published a mandolin method (Mein erstes Mandolinenbuch) for children and other music. She is teaching for the mandolin orchestra in Wickenrode where she has established a system to teach children of very young age. All the children start playing with the orchestra after short time. Special mandolins for children and special strings have also been developped.

The following video shows Ariane Lorch conducting the youth mandolin orchestra of Wickenrode at the music fest of the BDZ (plucked strings association) of Hessen in 2009:

Jugendorchester Wickenrode – Auszug aus “10 leichte Stücke”

Aufnahme vom Jugendorchester Wickenrode anlässlich des Landesmusikfestes vom BDZ Hessen 2009. Leitung Ariane Zernecke-Lorch

Here is another video of the same group:

Jugendorchester Wickenrode – Conjuration

In the following video two players from Wickenrode who won a price in the German contest for young instrumentalists “Jugend Musiziert” play the beginning of the Andante con Variazioni by Ludwig van Beethoven in a version for mandolin and guitar:

Jugend musiziert Preisträger von dem MO Wickenrode

Other Resources:

Ariane Lorch at Naxos: http://www.naxos.com/artistinfo/Ariane_Lorch/65716.htm

Homepage Ariane Zernecke-Lorch: http://www.duo-lorch.com/ und http://www.duo-lorch.com/duolorch.html

Homepage of the Mandolinen- und Gitarrenverein 1923 Wickenrode: http://217.160.126.14/mandoline/content/

Youtube channel with more mandolin orchestra videos from the musicfest in Hessen 2009: http://www.youtube.com/user/60erklaus

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