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  1. SILVIO RANIERI - Mandolinist, Conductor and Composer.

    Hi all,

    I thought it would be interesting to post this 'sound-video' about the celebrated Mandolin virtuoso Silvio Ranieri (Rome, 1882 - 1956, Bruxelles) here.

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    It is a video of a...
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    Re: New roman instruments

    Hello Martin, Mick and all,

    As promised: a photo of the Luigi Embergher Mandola with its double top.


    Best greetings,

    Alex.

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    Re: Mandolin orchestra videos on Youtube

    Hi all,

    Here is a video just for fun and to send you our best wishes for a happy, healthy and musical 2017!

    Alex and all the members of The Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra HET CONSORT.

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    Re: New roman instruments

    Hi Martin,


    Indeed they are very rare. As mentioned, only a handful are known yet. All of them were made for the Russian pre-Revolution market.

    The second soundboard is very, very thin and...
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    Re: New roman instruments

    Hi all Embergher interested,

    (Not really a 'new' Roman instrument, but the reason why I post it here is that it could be the example to work from for luthiers who really like to come as close as...
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    Re: The arrival of the Queen of Sheba

    Wonderful music! Here is our CONSORT version of Händel's "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba".
    Enjoy and best greetings, Alex.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLGgJfWCQP4
  7. 'Nordsee Lieder' by Victor Kioulaphides. Amsterdam premiere '15

    Hi all,

    I am happy to announce a new video in which the Dutch the Counter Tenor Sytse Buwalda & the Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra HET CONSORT perform the premiere of the beautiful 'Nordsee...
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    Re: Fame, undeserved :-D

    Haha Victor,

    He's still in a somewhat spheric state of being, but once awake and busy, you'll hopefully be surprised!

    Best greetings,

    Alex.

    PS. Here is one made in 1979/80 after the...
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    Re: Fame, undeserved :-D

    Wonderful! :grin:
    Thanks for sharing, Victor!

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  10. LA VOCE DEL MANDOLINO -New Solo Mandolin CD Sebastiaan de Grebber

    Yes!


    'LA VOCE DEL MANDOLINO' is released! :grin:


    SEBASTIAAN DE GREBBER's 2nd Solo Mandolin CD with compositions for mandolin solo by

    Victor Kioulaphides, Johann Sebastian Bach,...
  11. The Song of the Japanese Autumn by Het Consort & Sytse Buwalda

    Hello Mandolin Café friends!

    Here is a new video of HET CONSORT with Yasuo Kuwahara's wondeful composition 'The Song Of the Japanese Autumn'.
    This time a special performance with counter tenor...
  12. New video: Ferdinand Binnendijk - PRELUDIO I by Raffaele Calace.

    Hi all,

    Here is a new video with Ferdinand Binnendijk performing the PRELUDIO Op.45, No. I by Raffaele Calace (1863-1934)!

    In this video Ferdinand plays the wonderful Model No.5Bis Concert...
  13. 'Les Gravures de Gustave Doré by John Craton

    Hello all,

    Here is a video with Saskia Spinder and Ferdinand Binnendijk performing the
    'Les Gravures de Gustave Doré pour Mandoline et Guitare' by John Craton.

    The composition is dedicated...
  14. Re: Bach on the Liuto cantabile by Ferdinand Binnendijk

    Thank, you David!

    The Liuto cantabile is indeed a wonderful instrument with great possibilities and we hope that composers will feel encouraged to compose for it! This particular instrument is a...
  15. Bach on the Liuto cantabile by Ferdinand Binnendijk

    Hi all,

    Johann Sebastian Bach on the concert mandoloncello; the Liuto cantabile!

    Here is Bach's Suite No. III; masterfully performed and interpreted by the Dutch mandolinist Ferdinand...
  16. Re: Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831): Allegro-Romanze-Rondo

    Hi Martin,

    No problem. Your doing great, and it is such a wonderful composition to listen to. Let's keep up the good work for our wonderful instrument, the mandolin! :)

    Best greetings,
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  17. Mozart's Divertimento No. III in F Major (KV 138) by HET CONSORT

    Hi all,

    Enjoy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Divertimento in F major (KV 138) as performed by the Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra HET CONSORT.
    The Divertimento has the following three movements: I....
  18. Re: The Italian Mandolin: Its evolution, nomenclature and types.

    Dear friends,

    Thank you for your nice comments for the ITALIAN MANDOLIN FAMILY poster! It is greatly appreciated.
    As promised, for better printing quality on A4 and A3 :grin: I have now placed...
  19. Re: The Italian Mandolin: Its evolution, nomenclature and types.

    Hello Eugene,

    Thank you for your comment. It is always nice to see and feel the interest for our lovely instrument, the Mandolin!

    To answer your 1st question about the Mandolino Siciliano I...
  20. The Italian Mandolin: Its evolution, nomenclature and types.

    Dear Mandolin Cafe friends,

    First of all I wish 2016 will be a good, healthy, peaceful and musical year for everyone! :)


    And secondly and as a personal gift I like to share the following...
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    Re: Which mandolin for Calace?

    Hi again,

    Here is a photo showing Mrs. Annamaria Calace, me, Maestro Raffaele Calace Jr. and the President of the Italian Mandolin Federation Artemisio Gavioli conscientiously discussing the 'ins...
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    Re: Which mandolin for Calace?

    Hello Mr. Ramsey,

    Here is a video with the II PRELUDIO (Op.49) by RAFFAELE CALACE (1863-1934) performed by Ferdinand Binnendijk in the church of Ripalimosani (Campobasso), Italy. With this...
  23. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2016 for everyone!

    To all our MANDOLIN CAFE friends!

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  24. Re: Jubilee videos The Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra Het CONSO

    And here is one of the encores we played.
    Enjoy en best greetings, Alex.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm3WOeoGKNk
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Hi DavidKOS, Yes indeed, it is scooped, but that is original and intended like that by the maker.
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