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    Smile Astor Piazzola on Mandolin

    A year ago, the orchestra I play with in Athens Greece (MandolinARTE) performed its last concert before the pandemic (ahhhh good times).

    Anyway, we played a beautiful piece of music from the great Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla named Preparense that is relatively unknown. It was arranged beautifully for us by August Watters (thnak you August!).

    I think that the music of Piazzolla is great on the mandolin, and just to prove it (I hope) here is the clip of our performance we just uploaded!

    If you like it remember to subscribe to our channel as we intend to post more videos soon! Here it is :
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    I just realized that I should have posted this to another category, I guess I got confused with the "Video" in the title of the category...apologies...
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    I like that lonely A-style among all the bowlbacks.
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    Nothing wrong with the category you’ve chosen, Chris, thanks for sharing
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    I especially enjoyed the A style, sunburst electric pickup/controls mandolin. I am quite serious. Great music has been played on "unlikely" instruments.

    Kudos to August Watters. An excellent performance.

    Thanks for posting this Chris.

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    You are welcome Jeff! Indeed we like to use a variety of instruments :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    I like that lonely A-style among all the bowlbacks.
    And I liked seeing all those bowlbacks!

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    O Piazzola είναι ένας από τους αγαπημένους μου συνθέτες! Ομορφη μουσική! Ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bartl View Post
    O Piazzola είναι ένας από τους αγαπημένους μου συνθέτες! Ομορφη μουσική! Ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ!

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    Very cool! I was ok with the A-style until I saw it was electric

    Nicely done, loved all the sonic textures and the feel of the piece!
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    Default Re: Astor Piazzola on Mandolin

    the bowed Bass Viol and Cello do seem to dominate & carry stronger than the row of mandolins in the recording..


    but a nice effort closer Mic-ing the mandolin section may have helped ..
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