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A Concert with the Mandolin Orchestra “Mandolinata Karlsruhe” –…

The mandolin orchestra “Mandolinata Karlsruhe” has been filmed during a concert given in Logroño last year. The complete concert is available at youtube. The concert took place during the  XIV Festival Internacional de Instrumentos Populares de La Rioja 2011.

This orchestra is conducted by Christopher Grafschmidt who is a guitar player, musicologist and composer. He has composed many pieces for mandolin orchestra and other instruments. One of his pieces has been performed during the concert in Logroño .

Mandolinata Karlsruhe – Christopher Grafschmidt – Auf geht’s

I have played together with Christopher Grafschmidt  in the orchestra “Badisches Zupforchester”, and I know several of the players of this orchestra. So I enjoeyed it very much to watch this set of videos.

Participación de Mandolinen und Guitarrenorchester Mandolinata Karlsruhe en el XIV Festival Internacional de Instrumentos Populares de La Rioja 2011, organizado por la Sociedad Musical Esmeralda de Pulso y Pua de Logroño
Pieza grabada en la Iglesia de Santa María de Agoncillo.

Program

  • Enrique Granados – Tres Danzas Espagnolas
  • Kurt Schwaen – Abendmusik
  • Pietro Mascagni – Intermezzo aus der Oper Cavaleria rustica
  • W. A. Mozart – Divertimento in F KV 138
  • Johann und Josef Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
  • Christopher Grafschmidt – Auf geht’s
  • Francisco Tarrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Silcher – Freud und Leid
  • Popular – La mar estaba serena

Playlist Mandolinata Karlsruhe

Additional Information

Website of the Mandolinata Karlsruhe: http://www.mandolinata.de/

Report about the trip to Logroño : http://www.mandolinata.de/logrono.html

youtube channel of the Festivals in Logroño : http://www.youtube.com/user/emeralogrono

Canal de música del Festival Internacional de Instrumentos Populares de La Rioja, organizado por la Sociedad Musical Esmeralda. Logroño – La Rioja

Biography of Christopher Grafschmidt: http://www.edition49.de/composers/c_grafschmidt/

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Metallica – Toto – REM – on Mandolin, Mandola,…

Madeira must be a good place for mandolins – at the moment there are 17 mandolin orchestras and tunas on Madeira. Activities of those orchestras can be found on the website of the Associacion de Bandolins de Madeira http://www.bandolins-madeira.net/

A group of four players with mandolin, mandola (octave mandolin), guitar and bass has arranged some popular rock songs by Metallica, Toto and R.E.M. and has made several videos in their youtube channel  http://www.youtube.com/user/cromandolin

Nothing Else Matters

This is a cover of Metallica.’s Nothing Else Matters. Played by Claudio (guitar), Élio (mandolin), Énio (bass) and Silvino (mandola).
The arrangement for mandolin and mandola was made by Élio in the style of Apocalyptica.
Recorded on Sep. 14, 2009.

Losing my religion (R.E.M. cover)

Africa (Toto cover)

This is a cover of Toto’s Africa. Played by Claudio (guitar), Élio (mandolin), Énio (bass) and Silvino (mandola).
Recorded on Sep. 7, 2009.

 

It’s my life (Bon Jovi cover)

Additional information

Website Bandolins de Madeira: http://www.bandolins-madeira.net/

More videos from Madeira: http://www.youtube.com/user/bandolinsmadeira

youtube channel cromandolin: http://www.youtube.com/user/cromandolin

Merken

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Railroad Song – Yasuo Kuwahara and Carlos Blanco Ruiz…

Today a new fantastic mandolin video has been uploaded to youtube by Carlos Blanco Ruiz. The video shows a performance of Railroad Song, a composition by Yasuo Kuwahara, played by the composer himself on the mandolin and Carlos Blanco Ruiz on the guitar. It was recorded in 1999.

This is the first time that I saw Kuwahara play the mandolin, and he really knows what is possible on the mandolin – a fantastic showpiece of mandolin technique.

Don’t miss this video!!

Railroad Song

Yasuo Kuwahara mandolina rail road Song * Carlos Blanco Ruiz guitarra La Orden de la Terraza Haro 25 años 1999

Playlist Railroad Sonmg by Yasuo Kuwahara

Additional information

Wikipedia about Yasuo Kuwahara (German): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuo_Kuwahara