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Marijke und Michiel Wiesenekker – Full Concert

Marijke and Michiel Wiesenekker have given a concert in Luxemburg. The concert has been filmed and is available from the website amcis.lu or directly at vimeo.

Concert Marijke & Michiel am Kader vun 100 Joer Ensemble à plectre

Short videos from the concert are also available at youtube.

Police Dog Blues – duo Wiesenekker live in LUX
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Marijke und Michiel Wiesenekker – Compilation – Wouldn’t Listen…

Marijke and Michiel Wiesenekker have sent me the following review of their compilation Wouldn’t Listen 2000 ~ 2020 by Rick Bella from the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra.

New album from Marijke and Michiel Wiesenekker

Marijke Wiesenekker and her brother, Michiel, have released a compilation album that samples the
best of 20 years of recording together.

Wouldn’t Listen 2000 ~ 2020 is Marijke and Michiel Wiesenekker’s latest digitalrelease album, featuring a wide-ranging, 21-piece compilation of ear-tickling remakes and originals.

The esteemed Dutch brother-sister duo now based in Wuppertal, Germany, has performed together for 21 years, deftly entwining Michiel’s inventive guitar musings with Marijke’s musical dance on mandolin.

“With this album, we celebrate the 20th jubilee of our duo,” said Michiel. “We have made friends in the U.S.A., Japan, Germany, Italy, Austria, Russia, Finland and Spain, — all connected by the pleasures of making music. Now, it’s time to look back and dress up some of our old favorites with new outfits. We hope you will enjoy the music.”

Started young together

Marijke and Michiel began playing music together as children growing up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They both studied at the Music Conservatory in Cologne, Germany, and later thrived in the dynamic music scene percolating in nearby Wuppertal.

After playing together so long, there hardly is a genre of music the duo hasn’t explored — and Wouldn’t Listen touches on most of them. Marijke and Michiel feel at home playing pop and rock, bluegrass, folk, light jazz and classical, performing on a variety of electric and acoustic instruments.

They also sing, with Michiel doing a credible job on growling, American-born blues. On some pieces, Marijke adds sweet, clean harmonies over Michiel’s baritone.

A menu of good listening

Wouldn’t Listen 2000 ~ 2020 serves up a tantalizing mix that draws from earlier albums: Family Life (2020); Saevis Tranquillus in Undis (2016); Baumstrasse 14 (2013); May We Have This Dance (2010); Beresjiet (2008); The Inner Sound & Beyond (2004); and Wouldn’t Listen, the Wiesenekkers’ debut album of 2000:

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Henrik Luurtsema – Mandolin Player from the Netherlands –…

Hendrik Luurtsema is a mandolin player from the Netherlands. I have recently discovered his mandolin videos when I was looking for other recordings of Midnight on the Water which I had just recorded for my youtube channel.

When I was looking for more information about Hendrik I found his new blog where he is sharing recordings and sheet music of mandolin tunes composed by him. Hendrik presents his pieces with some background information about what has inspired him to compose the tune and about his recording.

Hendrik has played in Bluegrass bands Close to Home (information in German) and before in a folk band name Trice. He is currently active with his duo luurtsema & klein

Hendrik is also an active member of the Mandolin Cafe, he has recorded many videos for the Song of the Week social club.

This is his tune Circus Luurtieful

Playlist Hendrik Luurtsema

I have compiled my favorite mandolin tunes plyed by Hendrik in this playlist – you can find many more videos in Hendriks youtube channel.

My Version of The Valley of Malgum by Hendrik Luurtsema

Additional information

Het leven is vol met uitersten.

Soms is het vrolijk, soms is het mineur.

Soms een grap en grol, soms heel serieus.

luurtsema & klein bezingen met hun liederen alles waar het leven vol van is.

Hendrik plays – among other mandolins – a twopoint Bluegrass mandolin built by Teun van Duijvenbode

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The Amsterdam Guitar Trio plays Bach, Debussy and Mozart

The current “La Guitarra” podcast of the Spanish Radio is dedicated to the Amsterdam Guitar Trio.

The Amsterdam Guitar Trio was founded around 1985. It has recorded CDs with the Brandenburg Concertos by J. S.  Bach, with the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi or recently with the music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, aranged for guitar trio.

The program of the podcast contains two of the Brandenburg Concertos and music by Claude Debussy.

Playlist Amsterdam Guitar Trio

Additional Information

Blog by Esther Steenbergen:

Ester Steenbergen has taken part in the Mozart recording, which is available for listening on the bandcamp website including one free track for download:

In the blog by Esther Steenbergen you can find some of the Mozart arrangements as free downloads. A great chance for guitar trios who want to try those arrangements.

Wikipedia about the Amsterdam Guitar Trio:

Podcast La Guitarra:

La guitarra – Trío de Guitarras de Ámsterdam – 28/04/13

J. S. BACH: Concierto de Brandeburgo nº 2 en Fa mayor, BWV. 1047 (11’31”);

Concierto de Brandeburgo nº 3 en Sol mayor, BWV. 1048 (12’11”).

DEBUSSY: Suite bergamasque (15’52”), Petite Suite (13’04”).

Todas las obras se ofrecen en arreglo para trío de guitarras.Trío de Guitarras de Amsterdam.