Author: Michael Reichenbach

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Cantabile – Duets for Mandolin and Guitar – Butch…

Butch Baldassari has recorded a set of duets for mandolin and guitar on his album “Cantabile (1998)”

The program contains original compositions for mandolin and guitar and arrangements of classical guitar pieces and other music. Butch Baldassari has a very mellow sound.

The complete album is available as youtube playlist.

The sheet music for the arrangements is also available.

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The Mandolin Students of Vincent Beer-Demander – Online Concert…

The mandolin students of Vincent Beer-Demander – Conservatoire royal de Liège – Professeur Vincent Beer Demander – gave an online concert in 2021.

This is a great chance to see different young players and listen to different mandolins.

Program

Thomas Paclade: Partita de Philippe Sauli for mandolin solo

Nina Grimaud – Ochiana for mandolin solo – Heinrich Konietzny

Charlotte Kaiser – La Fustemberg – Variations for mandolin solo

Tony Coullet – Dor for mandoloncello solo – Vincent Beer-Demander

Katherine Lasso Castillo – Sonata in Mi Minore – baroque mandolin – D. Scarlatti

Julie Koncewicz – Crepuscule – Laurent Fantauzzi

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Ensemble Giocoso – New Music for Mandolin Ensemble

The Ensemble Giocoso has been founded in 2012 by members of the mandolin orchestra HARMONIE 1931 from Dinslaken to be able to play more interesting music, pop-songs or new compositions for mandolin orchestra.

The concerts from the last years were filmed and are available as youtube videos.

Program of the concert from 2020

Christopher Grafschmidt – Auf geht’s

Olof Näslund – I Folkton

David Laheurte – Mandoline Project

Claudio Mandonico – Słoneczniki Sinti-Suite

Richard Charlton – Daintree

Pirates of the Caribbean Medley

Dominik Hackner – Danza cubana

John Miles – Music

Claudio Mandonico – Stomp from “Jazz Pop Rock Suite”

Playlist of the Concert given in 2020
Playlist of the Concert from 2017
Playlist of the Concert from 2016
Playlist of the Concert from 2015

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Vincent Beer-Demander plays for Japan

Vincent Beer-Demander is one of the leading mandolin players in France and a great composer too. In June 2021 he performed a special online concert for Japan which is available at youtube.

Vincent Beer-Demander and friends played a selection of compositions for mandolin, mandola, two mandolins, three mandolins and songs with piano and mandolin.

Vincent Beer-Demander plays for Japan – Marseille 2021

Vincent Beer-Demander (Mandoline, mandole)

Nina Grimaut (Mandoline)

Siham Pichon (Mandoline)

Pascale Sicaud (Piano, voix)

Remi Beer-Demander (Voix)

Juna Iwamato (Présentation)

Olivier Fordant (Vidéo)

From a comment in Japanese (with google translation) this is the program:

Part One
Vincent Beer-Demander solo
-Improvisation by Vincent B.D. with a Japanese theme
-Andante / J.S. Bach Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander
-From the animal guessing quiz Bestiere (bestiary). (Guess what animal the theme of Vincent is playing.)
-A tribute to the movie musician Ennio-Moricone, who passed away last year Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander

Part 2
Mandolin song for kids

-Duck Dolan le canard / Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Archangel L’Arcange Galivel / Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Egg L’œuf de Grocuche / Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander

Part 3
Mandol’in pour mandoline

-Le verre de cocadine Coke’s cup Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander
-La conservature en laine La conservature en laine Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Le Machayou Le Machayou Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander

Part 4
Three new songs announced and France’s representative song

-Three songs for singer, mandolin and piano
(There are 3 short songs) Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander

-Göttingen / Barbara Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Amsterdam / Jacques-Brel Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Rosy Life / Edit-Piaf Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander
-The Windmills of Your Wind / Michel-Le Grand Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander