The Duo Andante from Japan – Mandolin and Guitar – Bach / Ragtime / Enka

It is some time ago that I have discovered the videos of the Duo Andante from Japan. The duo plays some nice tunes with mandolin and guitar, including pieces by Bach, Scott Joplin and arrangements of popular Japanese enka-songs.

This is the famous ragtime The Entertainer by Scott Joplin played by the Duo Andante:

The Entertainer

The next video shows the version for mandolin and guitar of the popular enka song  I’m Falling in Love with You Again? This is one of the most successfull enka songs by Fuyumi Sakamoto. I think that the version for mandolin and guitar sounds very good.

wikipedia about this song: The song “Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru” (また君に恋してる, I’m Falling in Love with You Again?) rose to the number-one spot on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart between March 31 and April 6, 2010.[6] On July 13, 2010, Sakamoto’s album Love Songs: Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru (Love Songs〜また君に恋してる〜, Love Songs: I’m Falling in Love with You Again?) has sold a total of 202,000 copies since its release in October 2009, making her the first female enka singer to have an album reach 200,000 in sales since Teresa Teng in 1989.[7]

また君に恋してる~坂本冬美ヴァージョン – Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru

I have compiled more versions of Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru with guitar, ukulele, marimbaphone, guitar and koto and also with a wind orchestra in my playlist:

Playlist Duo Andante – Mandolin and Guitar

Aditional Information:

youtube channel of the Duo Andante with duets and more music by plucked instruments:

Wikipedia about Fuyumi Sakamoto:

free sheet music for  The Entertainer:

free sheet music for  The Entertainer at IMSLP:,_Scott%29

Mandolin Cafe thread about The Entertainer (with sheet music for the mandoline):

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