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

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 […]

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 […]

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