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Vladimir Cosma : Suite populaire

Vincent Beer-Demander

Classical - Released January 15, 2021 | Larghetto


Cosma : 24 Caprices pour mandoline solo

Vincent Beer-Demander

Classical - Released October 18, 2019 | Larghetto

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Vladimir Cosma has already enriched the mandolin concertante repertoire with the Concerto Mediterraneo for mandolin and orchestra, the Fantaisie concertante for mandolin and strings, the Suite populaire for mandolin and accordeon, the Triptyque for plectrum quartet and the 16 Duets for mandolin and guitar, composed between 2015 and 2018. The 24 Caprices de concert are written for mandolin solo, presenting a unique collection, equally virtuoso and expressive. Dedicated, as are the works listed above, to Vincent Beer-Demander, this composition written in 2018 is conceived as a reference and homage to Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin. The composer self-imposed, in effect, a double objective, so that each caprice balances and sustains the other: on the one side exploring all the technical possibilities of the mandolin, in style of the most classical, including guitarist or percussive skill, and on the other to give the virtuosity not only as a spectacular demonstration, but as the means to express diverse poetic moods. Variety of atmosphere and themes, virtuosity of writing, especially as requested by the performer; modest melancholy, lightness of touch, roughness tempered by an inclination towards lyricism, natural melodic effusion, these are the degrees of strength in this cycle, unique in its genre, destined to become a touchstone in the repertoire for this instrument. (Lionel Pons, musicologist)

Scarlatti : Mandolin Sonatas

Anna Schivazappa

Classical - Released May 17, 2019 | Arcana

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Scarlatti and the mandolin: this recording provides a fascinating and unusual encounter between one of the most important composers of the baroque period and an instrument that originated in Naples and enjoyed great popularity throughout Europe, especially in Paris and in other European capitals during the 18th century. The Pizzicar Galante ensemble, founded in Paris in 2012 by mandolinist Anna Schivazappa and harpsichordist Fabio Antonio Falcone, reveals hidden aspects of these musical gems from the Italian Baroque. Drawing inspiration from a mysterious 18th-century French manuscript containing the first movement of Scarlatti’s Sonata K 89, preceded by the indication ‘Sonatina per mandolino e cimbalo’, the musicians deliver a fresh and original interpretation of these works. The music is full of contrasts, rich in virtuoso passages, surprises and effects but also full of sweetness and humour, combined with a certain meditative melancholy. Specialized in the Italian repertoire for mandolin and basso continuo, Pizzicar Galante gives voice to different instrumental timbres. Among these, the charming, crystal-clear sound of an original 18th-century Neapolitan mandolin: an absolute rarity that makes this recording truly unique. © Arcana

Concerti napoletani per mandolino


Concertos - Released July 27, 2018 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Throughout the 17th century and a good part of the 18th, Naples was one of the major centres of European music: conservatories, opera houses (including the famous San Carlo which, at the time it was completed, was the biggest in the world), and church concerts meant that the town was brimming over with music of every genre. And so it is no surprise that Naples was home to a flourishing host of artists like Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Porpora, Hasse, Vinci, Durante or Cimarosa, to name only the most famous. This album brings together several works from Neapolitan composers, who were clearly aiming to charm, seduce and entertain. The listener will appreciate the great range of ornamental details and the exploitation of rich harmonic schemas, all undergirding great melodic innovation. So, in short, it's the real "Neapolitan style". A word on the composer, Caudioso, who was completely unknown to his peers, to the point where one wonders whether the contemporary copyist hasn't simply misspelled the more famous name of Cimarosa. Note that all these works are offered here in their first-ever recordings – on period instruments, at least. The concertos are shared out between three soloists, respected specialists in the baroque mandolin (and the mandola, the baroque and Renaissance guitar, the mandolone, various lutes...): Juan Carlos Muñoz, Mari Fe Pavón and Alla Tolkacheva, accompanied by the Artemandoline ensemble. © SM/Qobuz

Paradis Latin - Virtuoso Works for Mandolin

Julien Martineau

Chamber Music - Released May 13, 2016 | naïve

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Sonates (Intégrale, volume 10)

Mauro Squillante

Classical - Released June 12, 2007 | Stradivarius

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