Category: mandolin and guitar


Live from Wuppertal – Clara Weise (Mandolin) & Sophie…

Last week on April 22nd, 2020 a live concert with Clara Weise (Mandolin) and Sophie Schlaubitz (Guitar) was streamed from Wuppertal.

Clara Weise is studying mandolin with Caterina Lichtenberg, Sophie Schlaubitz is studying guitar in Weimar.


10:22 – Keigo Fuji – Rhapsody
19:24 – 1 – Jean-Philippe Rameau – Les tendres plaintes (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode (Rameau, Jean-Philippe))
22:24 – 2 – Jean-Philippe Rameau – Le Rappel des Oiseaux (Suite in E minor, RCT 2 (Rameau, Jean-Philippe))
26:45 – Raffaele Calace – Danse fantastique
Gabriele Leone – Sonate Nr. 3
34:00 – Andante
36:55 – Allegretto
39:35 – Presto
43:10 – Astor Piazzolla – Libertango 
47:35 – J. S. Bach – Sonate für Flauto Traverso und basso continuo BWV 1034, Adagio ma non tanto
54:10 – Stephen Funk-Pearson – Mountain Moor
1:04:00 – Maximo Diego Pujol – Nubes de Buenos Aires
1:12.10 – Bela Bartok – Rumänische Volkstänze

My favorite pieces are the two compositions by J. Ph. Rameau, originally for the cembalo, but very well suited for mandolin and guitar. My other favorites of this concert are the Rhapsody by Japanese composer Keigo Fuji at the beginning of the concert and Mountain Moor by Stephen Funk-Pearson.

If you watch the video on youtube you can find the links to jump to each piece in my comment for the video.

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Clara und Sophie kennen sich schon seit sie zwei Jahre alt sind und fast genauso lang machen sie auch gemeinsam Musik. Clara, die junge Musikerin, die das Instrument spielt, dass du nicht kennst – die Hutmacherin, die dir bis vor kurzem deinen Kaffee zubereitet hat. Die gebürtige Dresdnerin trieb es aufgrund ihres Studiums der Mandoline, an der Wuppertaler Musikhochschule, in die Talstadt. Sophie, die Deutschlandstipendiatin, verschlug es aus der Elbflorenz in die Klassikerstadt – sie studiert Gitarre in Weimar und engagiert sich dort in vielen sozialen und musikalischen Projekten. Trotz verschiedener Studienorte finden die beiden sich regelmäßig für gemeinsame Projekte zusammen, pendeln durch Deutschland und probieren sich und ihre 14 Saiten in verschiedensten musikalischen Konstellationen aus – zwischen Semperoper, internationalen Wettbewerben und Weihnachtsfeier im heimischen Schrebergarten. Für diesen Abend haben sie ein Best-Of-Programm der vergangenen Jahre zusammengestellt und nehmen euch mit auf die etwas andere Reise. Weg von spießigen Klassikkonzerten und rosaroter Singer-Songwriter-Attitüde. Besinnt auf das Essenzielle mit Hauch von Sehnsucht und Wohlfühlatmosphäre im Nirgendwo.

Sheet music by Jean Philippe Rameau in the Petrucci Library (IMSLP):,_RCT_2_(Rameau,_Jean-Philippe)

Website Stephen Funk-Fearson

Website Maximo Diego Pujol

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David Grisman and Tommy Emmanuel / David Grisman and…

David Grisman is currently working with Tommy Emmanuel for a new CD, and the duo will be touring in the USA for the next time.

Today two new videos of the duo have been made available, Cinderella’s Fella and Tipsy Gipsy. I have added three videos from concerts by David Grisman and Tommy Emmanuel in the following playlist:

Twenty years ago David Grismann gave a concert with Tony Rice gegeben, the complete concert with more than 2 hours is available:

David Grisman and Tony Rice, Arts and Science Center of Catawba County, Hickory, NC, 10-11-1997 in its entirety, presented by Acoustic Stage

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Release of Album Pickin’

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP and celebrated mandolinist David “Dawg” Grisman have joined forces on a new collaborative album entitled, Pickin’ – available in stores and all digital retailers on Friday, November 3. This marks the first recorded collaboration between these two acoustic titans and arrives on Grisman’s own label, Acoustic Disc. Pickin’ reflects on both Tommy and David’s signature classical, Americana, folk, and roots stylings, but it also artfully merges jazz rhythms, jamming, and unpredictability in the mix.

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Abbate Ranieri Capponi – Sonata 8 for Mandolin and…

One of my favorite Baroque pieces for mandolin and guitar is the Sonata 8 by Abbate Ranieri Capponi. I have found videos with Katsia Prakopcyk, Marissa Carroll, Natalia Marashova, Camilla Finardi and Sebastián Vera at youtube. You can also download a podcast with a recording by Caterina Lichtenberg  from the site of the Spanish Radio RTVE.

  • Duo La Corda: Katsia Prakopchyk, mandolin, Jan Skryhan, guitar
  • Natalia Marashova – Barock Mandolin, Denis Ivanov – Harpsichord.
  • ‘PlettroMano’ ( – Marissa Carroll and Joel Woods
  • Duo “Le Gentil Dame”: Mandolino: Camilla Finardi, Violoncello: Daniela Santamaura.
  • Sebastián Vera (bandola) y Luis Hernández (guitarra) aus Kolumbien

Playliste Sonata 8 – Abbate Ranieri Capponi

Podcast with Caterina Lichtenberg and Mirko Schrader (Duetto Giocondo) – Spanish Radio RTVE

SIGNORELLI: Sonata para mandolina y laúd (9’20”).

CAPPONI: Sonata para mandolina y laúd (11’17”). Duetto Giocondo.

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Steffen Trekel (Mandolin) and Michael Tröster (Guitar) – Complete…

Steffen Trekel and Michael Tröster have travelled to Japan several times and given concert.

A complete concert from Oct. 2013 can be found at youtube. The duo Trekel Tröster is joyned by the Japanese guitarist Yoshinobu Hara in some of the pieces.

The concert took place in the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music. The introductions to the pieces were translated from German to Japanese by Ayako Kojima, a Japanese mandolin player who studied in Germany for some time.

Konzert – Senzoku Gakuen College of Music – Silver Mountain B1F, Oct. 12, 2013


  • Yoshinobu Hara (Gitarre)
  • Michael Tröster (Gitarre)
  • Stefan Trekel (Mandoline)

■ Program ■

00:56 – Trio / Joseph Haydn (Duo Trekel-Tröster + Yoshinobu Hara)

17:30 – Introduction
19:50 – Sonate G-Dur K.91 / Domenico Scarlatti (Duo Trekel-Tröster)

29:33 – Introduction
31:11 – Asturias und Sevilla / Isaac Albeniz (Michael Tröster)

44:15 – Introduction
45:34 – Capriccio Spagnuolo op.276 / Carlo Munier (Duo Trekel-Tröster)

53:42 – Variaciones sobre un tema de Mozart op.9 / Fernando Sor (Yoshinobu Hara)

1:03:51 – Introduction
1:06:24 – Collagen / Klaus Wüsthoff (Duo Trekel-Tröster)

1:16:45 – Introduction
1:17:59 – Sonata / Keigo Fujii (Duo Trekel-Tröster)

1:31:13 – Prayer – Frederic Hand (Duo Trekel-Tröster)

1:37:24 – Encore – Trio von Haydn (Duo Trekel-Tröster + Yoshinobu Hara)

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youtube channel Duo Trekel Tröster

Website Steffen Trekel:

Steffen Trekel counts among the leading mandolinists and mandolin pedagogues of our time. He studied mandolin private with Detlef Tewes as well as with Professor Marga Wilden-Huesgen at the Academy of Music at Cologne, and is the prize winner in many national and international competitions. As a soloist, with diverse casts of chamber music, as well as with renowned orchestras, he travelled on numerous concert tours throughout Germany and many other countries worldwide.

Steffen Trekel has been active as a university lecturer for mandolin and methodology at theHamburger Konservatorium since 1995 and, in addition, teaches at the Kreismusikschule Herzogtum Lauenburg. His teaching activity extends from early instrumental instruction to the more advanced education of students. The successes of his students at competitions are reflected in the outstanding reputation he enjoys as pedagogue.

Website Michael Tröster:

Michael Tröster who teaches at Kassel Academy of Music , was born in 1956 and studied under Gerhard Vogt. He continued his studies at music academies in Frankfurt, Würzburg and Basel and was a student of the well-known German guitarist, Siegfried Behrend.
After winning numerous national and international competitions e.g. the “Deutschen Musikwettbewerb” (the German Music Competition), or the “International Villa-Lobos Competition” in Milan, it was not long before he embarked on his international concert career.

Website of the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music

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