Frédéric Chopin – The Master of the Nocturnes – Chopin on Guitar and Mandolin

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 […]

Louis Moreau Gottschalk – The Banjo – On Piano, Banjo and Guitar Trio

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 […]

Russian Rag – by Robert Linus Cobb – Interpolating the World famous “Prelude” by Rachmaninoff – Great Mandolin Tune

The Russian Rag by Robert L. Cobb has been made popular in the Mandolin World by the recording made by Dave Apollon in the 30s. David Grisman has published the recordings by Dave Apollon in the 70s (The Man with the Mandolin). The transcription of the Russain Rag for mandolin has been published in the […]

Herbert-Baumann Composition Competition for Mandolin, Mandolin Duet, Mandolin and Guitar / Piano

The Musikforum Schweinfurt e.V. is a community of musicians, music lovers and teachers. They have selected the following motto for their activities: FREUDE     MUSIK     BEGEGNUNG Im Mittelpunkt steht die Musik. My translation (if you have a better translation please let me know): JOY MUSIC MEETING In the center there is the music. The Musikforum Schweinfurt […]

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