Tag: piano

Mandolin

Ankordis Trio – Mandolin, Accordion and Piano

The Ankordis Trio is composed of Miki Nishiyama (mandolin), Giuliana Ferraboli (diatonic accordion) and Cetti Schinocca (piano).
The unique instrumenttion of this trio proposes a captivating repertoire that is easy to use for the public. The pieces are specially arranged for mandolin, diatonic accorion and piano and belong to the history of cinema (Morricone, Bacalov, Tiersen, Piovani …), tango (Piazzolla, Galliano, Canaro …), the French organ repertoire (Delicq ), of the Brazilian choro …

The Ankordis Trio has recorded their first CD Pizolla in 2017. A new CD is in preparation.

The Ankordis Trio has just added new videos from their latest concert in 
Bovegno, chiesa di San Rocco, 23 settembre 2018. You can also find more pictures and videos in the facebook profile of Ankoris Trio.

Playlist Ankordis Trio

Ankordis Trio plays Piazzolla – Full Album

Additional Information

Website Ankordis Trio (Italian)

Il trio “Ankordis” è formato da Miki Nishiyama al mandolino, Giuliana Ferraboli all’organetto e Cetti Schinocca al pianoforte. Compagine strumentale unica nel suo genere, propone un repertorio accattivante e di facile fruibilità per il pubblico. I brani eseguiti sono appositamente arrangiati per  mandolino, organetto e pianoforte ed appartengono alla storia del cinema (Morricone, Bacalov, Tiersen, Piovani …), del tango (Piazzolla, Galliano, Canaro …), del repertorio organettistico francese (Delicq), del choro brasiliano …

Facebook profile Ankordis Trio

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Danilo Brito (Bandolim) and André Mehmari (Piano) – Complete…

Danilo Brito is one of the best bandolim players in Brazil. He has performed together with Mike Marshall and other American mandolin players. Now I have found the following concert which he gave together with piano player André Mehmari. The program was composed of compositions by Ernesto Nazareth, Garoto or Zequinha de Abreu, and also some compositions by the two artists.

Its difficult to describe the music, it’s a mix of Brazilian Choro, classical music, with influences from Portuguese Fado musica and maybe also some influences from Jazz.

Playlist Danilo Brito (bandolim) and André Mehmari (piano)

Bandolim e piano se encontram no duo formado por Danilo Brito e André Mehmari, que pode ser definido como música pura, arte e emoção. Ambos compositores e com sólida carreira nacional e internacional formam o duo que combina suas peculiaridades e suas semelhanças, com uma sintonia única. No repertório, Amoroso de Garoto, Floraux de Nazereth e Branca de Zequinha de Abreu, além de composições dos dois artistas.

Enjoy this fantastic concert with Danilo Brito and André Mehmari!

Additional information

Watch Danilo Brito in a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR

Website Danilo Brito (port.)

Webiste Danilo Brito (engl.)

Presentation of Danilo Brito on Musica Extraordinária website

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Frédéric Chopin – The Master of the Nocturnes –…

Some time ago I have discovered a beautiful piece for piano in a web radio program. I was immediately fascinated by this music and found out that is was the Nocturne No. 21 by Frédéric Chopin.

I had to search for more videos of this piece, and so I discovered also the Nocturne No. 20 which is also very beautiful. The following playlist contains some beautiful recordings of the Nocturnes No. 20 and No. 21.

Playlist Chopin Nocturnes No. 20 / No. 21

The pieces by Chopin have always been arranged for other instruments. The previous playlist does also contain an arrangement for violin and piano played by Itzhak Perlman, and another transcription for guitar.

Read more “Frédéric Chopin – The Master of the Nocturnes – Chopin on Guitar and Mandolin”

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Louis Moreau Gottschalk – The Banjo – On Piano,…

Louis Moreau Gottschalk was very  popular during the 19th century with his pieces for the piano. He was born in 1829 in New Orleans and died at the age of 40 in Rio de Janeiro.

In his pieces you can find influences from the music that he had heard in Louisiana,  from Spanish, Southamerican and Caribean music. Some years ago I have written about Le Bananier in my blog that I had at that time, a piece in which Gottschalk used music that he had heard in his childhood in Louisiana.

Today I want to present a piece inspired by banjo music that Gottschalk might have heard from a banjo player in America. The history of the banjo goes back to Africa from where the slaves brought simple instruments made from a gourd and a stick and some strings. So the first banjos were so called gourd banjos. It is possible that Gottschalk heard a guy play on his gourd abnjo and got the inspiration for his piece The Banjo.

Paul Ely Smith has tried to find out what was the sound that inspired Gottschalk for his piece. By some “backword engineering” he created a banjo version of this piece.

L. M. Gottschalk’s “The Banjo” on a banjo

For more information go to www.palouserivermusic.com. This is a performance by Paul Ely Smith on fretless gourd banjo of his “back-engineered” version of Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s “The Banjo” (1854-55), originally for piano solo.

The Athens Guitar Trio has played a version of  The Banjo for three guitars:

The Banjo (Fantaisie Grotesque)

The Athens Guitar Trio

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There are many videos of this piece played by pianists. I have compiled some interesting versions in the following playlist.

Playlist The Banjo – Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Additional Information

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Moreau_Gottschalk

Sheet music  by Louis Moreau Gottschalk at IMSLP including The Banjo: http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Gottschalk,_Louis_Moreau

More posts about the banjo in my blog: http://www.mandoisland.com/?tag=banjo