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Charlotte Kaiser – Poems for Mandolin

Charlotte Kaiser, a young mandolin player from Germany, has just published her first album “Poems for Mandolin”

Charlotte Kaiser – Poems for Mandolin

The album begins with the Concertinho Colibri by Hamilton de Holanda in an arrangement for mandolin and piano. This concertinho has been published by Vincent Beer-Demander at Les Productions d’Oz. Charlotte Kaiser has studied with Beer-Demander in Belgium for one year. Hamilton de Holanda is one of the leading bandolim players in Brazil. He has enhanced the mandolin technique for Choro and Jazz and now as well the classical mandolin with his Concertinho.

Ochiana by Heinrich Konietzny, dedicated to Takashi Ochi, is a virtuoso piece, a solo piece for the mandolin that is rarely played. Charlotte Kaiser plays this with vituosity and emotion. In this piece you can hear the many different sounds of the mandolin – from the slightest piano to a fierce metallico, from a soft tremolo to duo style, chords and dissonant sounds. Charlotte Kaiser has made a video for the CMSA convention in 2021.

Heinrich Konietzny – Ochiana
Romance d’Erbalonga – Vincent Beer-Demander

I had never heard the Sonatina Tritematica by Luciano Chailly before. The reason for this might be, that pieces for mandolin and piano are not played very often. Maybe that this recording helps that this interesting composition is played more often.

Two pieces by Raffaele Calace are included as well, XVI. Preludio for mandola solo and Notturno – Cielo Stellato for mandolin solo.

With the variations on „La Fürstemberg“ by Anton Riggieri Charlote Kaiser shows the virtuoso techniques that have been used in the 18th century on the mandolin.

The compositions by Yasuo Kuwahara are performed very often. Charlotte Kaiser play Improvised Poem as the last piece of the album. There is a video of Improvised Poem as well.

Yasuo Kuwahara – Improvised Poem

I have enjoyed the album poems for mandolin by Charlotte Kaiser very much. The program is many-sided and varied, with well known pieces and some uncommon compositions. Pieces for mandolin and piano, mandolin solo and mandola solo complement each other. This is a recording that is not only interesting for insiders, but also good for creating interest in the music for mandolin and mandola.

Charlotte Kaiser – Poems for Mandolin – back side

The album is available frm CHarlotte Kaiser. You can find detailed information on the website,

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Pedro Chamorro – Solo Works for Bandurria by Fabían…

Pedro Chamorro is one of the leading bandurria players in Spain. He has recently published a new CD with solo works by Fabían Forero Valderrama for the bandurria.

Fabían Forero Valderrama is a composer from Columbia. He had the idea to use the Columbian bandola (which is very similar to the Spanish bandurria) as a solo instrument, inspired by the great solo works for guitar or violin. He has composed 22 studies for the bandola Andina Colombiana. Pedro Chamorro has selected 9 studies and one Capricho for his recording.

Some of the pieces of this CD are also available as youtube videos.

LATINOAMÉRICA DESDE FABIÁN FORERO VALDERRAMA

Pedro Chamorro – Estudio Nº8
Ostinato – Fabián Forero Valderrama – Pedro Chamorro (bandurria sola)
Pedro Chamorro – Estudio Nº9 Tango argentino
Pedro Chamorro – Estudio Nº10

Musician, composer, conductor and professor for plucked instruments. Born in Madrid in 1961. Studies of music in Madrid, Barcelona and Esch-Alzette (Luxemburg). Studies of the bandurria with Manuel Grandío and studies of the mandolin with Juan Carlos Muñoz. Perfection of the mandolin with Marga Wilden-Hüsgen. National prize for bandurria «Manuel Grandío» 1976 und 1977.

You can find the music by Pedro Chamorro on Spotify. The new album can be found with “Pedro Chamorro Martinez”. A previous album for bandurria and guitar can be found with “Pedro Chamorro”

The music by Pedro Chamorro is also available on other streaming platforms.

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John Reischman – New Time & Old Acoustic

John Reischman has published his new CD “New Time & Old Acoustic” recently.

John Reischman has always impressed me with his soft and clear sound. On his new album John has compiled a set of new original compositions together with covers of traditional tunes.

Youtube playlist:

You can also listen to the CD and buy the CD or a digital download at bandcamp.com.

John Reischman gave an interview to the Mandolin Cafe

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Mandolin Music at youtube – Alison Stephens

Youtube is trying to get a share from the streaming of complete CDs. Complete CDs are beeing added to the youtube content – usually with ADs to make some money. You can find those CDs mostly using the Artist Theme collections. As those CDs are not so easy to find I am planning to present some important CDs in my blog. You can probably find those CDs also on Spotify, but I do usually prefer to listen to youtube.

I would like to start with Alison Stephens. You can find most of Alison Stephens’ CDs now on the following page: Alison Stephens – Theme
Under the tab “Playlists” you can find playlists for the Calace CD and the CD tapestry by Duo Mandala.

I have made my own playlists for the following CDs:

Raffaele Calace – Mandolin Concertos No. 1 and 2, Rapsodia Napoletana – Alison Stephens and Steven Devine (Piano)

Souvenirs – Alison Stephens (Mandolin) and Craig Ogden (Guitar)

duo mandala – tapestry – Alison Stephens (Mandolin) and Lauren Scott (harp)

Music for Mandolin