Repertoire 2019/20


„Music for the King“
Courtly music for mandolin and lute
A programme presenting music from baroque to early Empfindsamkeit. The focus is on music from the courts of Milano, Versailles, Potsdam, Dresden, Bayreuth, Ansbach and the interrelationships of the musicians in their services.
Music by Johann Joachim Quantz, Antonio Vivaldi, Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach a.o.

Classical masterpieces for mandolin and square piano
Sonatas by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Vincent Neuling
Daniel Ahlert: mandolin (instrument from ca.1769), Cremonese mandolin
Léon Berben: square piano (1778)

„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.

Solo- and Trioprogramms

„Pure mandolin“
music for mandolin solo from three centuries
Daniel Ahlert presents highlights of the mandolin solo repertoire, using different kinds of mandolins: from an original instrument from 1769 to a bass mandolin.
Music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Raffaele Calace, Jürgen Meyer-Metzenthin and Daniel Ahlert

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.
As a guest: Léon Berben (harpsichord)

Concerts with orchestra

Giovanni Francesco Giuliani (1760-1820)
Concerto F-major for mandolin, strings, 2 oboes und 2 horns

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Concerto G-major for mandolin, trings, 2 flutes und 2 horns

Raffaele Calace (1863-1934)
Concerto Nr.1 for mandolin and orchestra

Barry Mills (*1949)
Concerto for mandolin and strings
Audio-files on Prestomusic


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