Repertoire 2019/20

Duo Ahlert & Schwab, mandolin and guitar or lute

„Romances, dreams and tragedies“
Romantic music from three centuries for mandolin and guitar
Music from early romantic times to French impressionists to composers from the 20th/21st century, who still relate to Romantic music.
Music by Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Pablo de Sarasate, George Gershwin, a.o.

„Stranger Music“
Sonatas, suites and character pieces for mandolin and guitar
Starting with the king of tango Astor Piazzolla up to a novel by Sigurd F. Olson set to music. This programme sounds out the complete spectrum of mandolin and guitar as a duo. Also, this includes Daniel's and Birgit's favourites from the many compositions that have been dedicated to their duo.
Music by Astor Piazzolla, Mark Delpriora, Claude Engel a.o.

Duo Ahlert & Schwab + Léon Berben (Harpsichord/square piano)

Europe's baroque music for mandolin, lute and harpsichord.
Works from Germany, Italy, France, Spain and England show the different national styles.
Music by Antonio Vivaldi, Robert Valentine, Johann Sebastian Bach, Michele Corrette, Domenico Scarlatti a.o.

Duo Ahlert & Schwab with orchestra

Norbert Sprongl (1892-1983)
Concerto for mandolin, guitar and strings Op.106 (1954) Duo Ahlert & Schwab premiered it with the orchestra “deLabuissier” in Wuppertal in 1996. It is the first ever double concerto for this combination.

Rodney Newton (*1942)
Concerto da Camera Nr.1 for mandolin, guitar and strings (1977) First Performance by Duo Ahlert & Schwab and the Buerschen Kammerorchester in Gelsenkirchen in 2005.

Jaime M. Zenamon (*1953)
Itajacurú Op.143 for mandolin, guitar and strings (2008) Dedicated to Duo Ahlert & Schwab and premiered by them and Wuppertaler Kammerorchester in Wuppertal in 2011.


Duo Ahlert & Schwab GbR
Espenweg 40
59192 Bergkamen
Fon: +49 (0)2307 4381635
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