Lucia Bova is a harp player from Italy. She has published many videos of her performances in her youtube channel, including many pieces for harp and mandolin.
I was surprised to hear those pieces, and especially to learn, that one of the pieces has been composed by a teacher for composition at this conservatory, Andrea Marena.
Maria Cleofe Miotti, the mandolin player, is the principal teacher for the mandolin at the conservatory Niccolo Piccinni, which is one of the places where it is possible to study the mandolin. This information can be found on the homepage of the Italian Federazione Mandolinistica Italiana:
She is also the director of the Mandolinisti Bolognesi and the Mandolinisti di Parma, two mandolin orchestras in the North of Italy.
Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020, Adagio (harp and mandolin)
M. Cleofe Miotti (mandolin) and Lucia Bova (harp) during their concert at Vatican Radio Studios in Rome. The concert has been recorded and will be broadcast on November 28th 2010 at 4 P.M. (Italian local Time). Miotti-Bova duo is performing a Sonata in G min, originally for flute and cembalo, known as BWV 1020 because erroneously ascribed to Johann Sebastian Bach, while probably was by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Both composers wrote for harp, C.P.E. Bach a Sonata for harp in G Major, while J.S. Bach probably composed Suite BWV 1006a for a Double Harp. In Baroque Era usually mandolin player performed music composed for flute or violin.
The following videos show the compositions by Andrea Marena, from the conservatory in Bari:
Andrea Marena, Sonatina I for mandolin and harp (harp and mandolin)
M. Cleofe Miotti (mandolin) and Lucia Bova (harp) during their concert at Vatican Radio Studios in Rome. The concert has been recorded and will be broadcast on November 28th 2010 at 4 P.M. (Italian local Time). Miotti-Bova duo is performing “Sonatina I (Berceuse antica and Rondeau)” composed for them by Andrea Marena. Marena composed six sonatinas dedicated to M. Cleofe Miotti and Lucia Bova.
Andrea Marena, Passacaglia (harp and mandolin)
Playliste “Mandolin and Harp”
- Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in D Major
- Andrea Marena, Sonatina 1 und Passacaglia
- J. S. Bach, Sonate in G Minor BWV 1020
- Petrassi, Secondo Serenata trio (mandolin, guitar and harp)
- Hans Werner Henze, Carillon, Masque und Récitativ (mandolin, guitar and harp)
- Krumpholz, Sonate Op. 8 Nr. 5
- Gianluca Podio, La solitudine dell’elfo
- Fabrizio de Rossi Re, Absurd Napoli Diary
- Giovanni Sollima, Slaps, Guts, Caprice de chaconne (Prelude, G-Raga, Caprice de chaconne after Francesco Corbetta)
Youtube channel of Lucia Bova:
Blog (Italian) of the Mandolinisti Bolognesi conducted by Maria Cleofe Miotti:
Homepage of the Mandolinisti Bolognesi:
Presentation of Maria Cleofe Miotti on the homepage of the Mandolinisti di Parma:
Homepage of the Conservatory Niccolo Picinni in Bari:
More videos with mandolin and harp can be found in the youtube channel of US American mandolin player Joe Brent:
Alison Stephens from England and Lauren Scott (Duo Mandala) do also play with mandolin and harp. They have recorded a CD titled Tapestry