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The Mandolin

Saturday 5 May 2007 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

The instrument has a history stretching back over 400 years and has always been popular for informal music-making. Lucie Skeaping talks to mandolin player Alison Stephens, who traces the instrument's journey from its Medieval and Renaissance ancestors. Music includes works by Vivaldi, Domenico Scarlatti and Leone.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist


Mozart: Don Giovanni: Canzonetta: Deh! Vieni alla finestra
James Ellis / Thomas Allen / Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner
Philips 4321292
CD 2 track 16

D Scarlatti: Sonata in G for baroque mandolin and baroque guitar. K.91 Gertrud Troster / Michael Troster
Capella Thorofon CTH 2325
Tracks 1 - 4

Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 mandolins RV 532
Rolf Lislevand, Stephen Murphy (mandolins) / Riccado-Masahide Minasi, Vaerio Losito (violins) add / Enrico Parizzi (viola)n add / Ludovico Minasi (cello) / Thomas C Boysen (theorbo) / Thor-Harald Johnsen (chitarra battente)
Naive OP 30429
Tracks 1-3

Handel: Serenade from Alexander Balus - Hark! Hark! He strikes the golden lyre
Linda Sayce / Lynne Dawson / The King's Consort / Robert King
Hyperion CDA 67241/2
CD 1 track 9

Leone: Sonata for mandolin and lute
Caterina Lichtenberg / Mirko Schrader
VKJK 0621
Tracks 13 - 15

Hummel: Mandolin Concerto in G major S28 - 1st movement
Alison Stephens / London Mozart Players / Howard Shelley
Chandos CHAN 9925
Track 2




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