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Eugenio Giudici – Works for Mandolin Orchestra

Eugenio Giudici was an Italian composer for mandolin orchestra.

Four compositions for mandolin orchestra by Eugenio Giudici can be found in the Nakano collection:

Madrigale per Mandoloncello e Orchestra a Plettro

Marcia Sinfonica

Partita a Scacchi – Gavotta

Serenata Veneziana

I have found several videos of the compositions by Eugenio Giudici and compiled a playlist.

Playlist Eugenio Giudici

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Silvio Ranieri – Souvenir de Varsovie

S. Ranieri – Souvenir de Varsovie

Silvio Ranieri is best known for his mandolin method in four parts, and for his recordings from the early 20th century.

But he is also a composer of some interesting pieces for the mandolin. His compositions are not played very often.

I have found a beautiful video of “Souvenir de Varsovie” played by the Japanese mandolin player Katsu Chikako (勝千賀子).

Sivio Ranieri (vintage postcard)

Playlist Silvio Ranieri

I have collected more videos of this composition by Sivio Ranieri in my playlist.

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Davide Pancetti – Composer, Teacher, Mandolin Player

Davide Pancetti is a mandolin player, musicologist and composer from Modena in Italy. On his website you can find free sheet music and recordings of his compositions.

In his youtube channel you can find videos of his compositions, of important works by other composers and also tutorials for mandolin and guitar.

In the following video you can hear a live recording of Rêverie I by Davide Pancetti.

Rêverie No. 1 – Davide Pancetti

John Ryan’s Polka – Duet for two mandolins

In his latest video Davide Pancetti plays his Fantsia on “Howl’s Moving Castle”:

Davide Pancetti has also recorded a number of interesting compositions for the mandolin like the following mazurka “Fata Bruna” by Giuseppe Sgallari for mandolin and guitar.


The Japanese mandolin player Kozo Onishi has played the compositions by Davide Pancetti and has published his videos.

Playlist – Kozo Onishi plays Davide Pancetti

1:24 Serenata a Primavera 春のセレナータ

5:15 Mazurka マズルカ

9:50 Fantasia Napoletana ナポリ風幻想曲

17:45 La linea dei monti 山の稜線

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Frank Zappa – The Yellow Shark

On April 7, 2019 I was at a concert of the SWR Sinfonie Orchester in Freiburg. The program was composed of works by Frank Zappa. It began with three pieces from the Yellow Shark project. In 1992 Frank Zappa worked together with the Ensemble Moderne to produce a concert with his works played by a classical orchestra.

Concert of the SWR Sinfonieorchester – Frank Zappa Program April 2019

The mandolin player in Freiburg was Denise Wambsgans.

The world premiere of Yellow Shark took place at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt on Sept. 17, 1992. The recording of this concert is now available at youtube.

The World premiere took place on Sept. 17, 1992

Video – The Yellow Shark 1992

The mandolin player in 1992 was Detlef Tewes. I have made some screenshots from the video showing Detlef Tewes with his mandolin and with Frank Zappa. Jürgen Ruck played guitar and banjo. This concert is really enjoyable and has some great moments, especially in the second part of the concert.

Additional information

Wikipedia about The Yellow Shark

Website Denise Wambsganß

Website Detlef Tewes