Re: Classical Mandolin solo Videos on YouTube
Having written already on Ali's YouTube performance of my Diferencias, I must heap unreserved and unlimited praise on the other repertoire she performs as well. Her rendition of the Bach is one of the most (appropriately) dance-like I have EVER heard: jolly, spirited, crisp and clear. A sheer pleasure!
The Calace Prelude --too fiendish for Yours Truly to EVER try, even in private-- comes off brilliantly in Ali's far abler hands. I like Calace's music... For as idiosyncratic as it is, it never fails to reach me. My point is that the style is, ah... very Calace-esque, inextricably tied with his own musical persona; for that reason, many love it, others not. Count me among the first group.
Even though it is the player that matters more, of course, I must add what a delight it is to hear Ali's various and sundry instruments. The Olden Plucky Thing sounds SO lovely that, in a dash of madness, I considered MY own eventual need for an Olden Plucky Thing.
As for the Embergher, well... that instrument is to DIE for!
It is not man who lives, but his work. (Ioannis Kapodistrias)