Hi reader

Missed me? It's been two weeks since the last weekly roundup and a nasty flu is to blame. Being healthy is so nice, so I am now full or energy and I am planning some surprises for the (near) future. So, although I could not send the weekly roundups, a lot of nice articles were presented these two weeks in the blog, thanks to my habit of scheduling almost a month's articles for such occasions. In case you missed them, here they are:

...Het Consort profile and some of their video performances have been added in the Artists database to help you learn more about this very interesting mandolin orchestra.

...some excellent performances from Hamilton de Holanda were added, including duets with one of the most impressive guitarists I have ever seen, Yamandu Costa!

... a video that stands out. Hamilton de Holanda electrifies the audience with his performance of Caminhando. This is a must see...

So, here are links to new info in the blog for this week:. 

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hamilton de holanda caminhando

Caminhando - Hamilton de Holanda

I got up and started dancing. I am telling you the truth! This an amazing song, so happy, so nice. And these faces looking at Hamilton de Holanda with awe when he improvises...  

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het consort- follia

Follia Piazzollesca by Victor Kioulaphides performed by Het CONSORT

Follia Piazzollesca by Victor Kioulaphides was composed for and dedicated to the Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra Het CONSORT to commemorate the ten years of cooperation between composer and orchestra. This little gem of a piece was a surprise, an unexpected gift of the composer. The Follia Piazzollesca, as it is titled, was written expressly for the fine musicians of Het …

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Hamilton de Hollanda Disparada

Hamilton de Holanda - Disparada

Another amazing solo from the virtuoso Hamilton de Holanda. A full moon, the mandolin and music. Just perfect!  

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Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzola performed by Hamilton de Holanda and Yamandu Costa

Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzola performed by Hamilton de Holanda and Yamandu Costa

An amazing transcription of the masterpiece of Astor Piazzola, Adios Nonino. Improvisation at its best, just listen to that!  

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Hamilton de Hollanda with Yamandu Costa Duet

Hamilton de Holanda with Yamandu Costa - Samba pro Rafa

I love the music that comes out from these two brilliant musicians. It is just amazing. Enjoy Hamilton de Hollanda and Yamandu Costa.

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Hamilton de Hollanda with Yamandu Costa and Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira

Hamilton de Hollanda with Yamandu Costa and Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira

That's brilliant! A symphonic orchestra with solo instruments a classical guitar and a mandolin, with two of perhaps the best performers on their instruments, Hamilton de Hollanda on the mandolin and Yamandu Costa on the guitar. Oh, the orchestra is lovely too!  

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het consort calace

Raffaele Calace - MAZURKA performed by the Mandolin Chamber Orchestra Het CONSORT

Calace was born in Naples, Italy, the son of Antonio Calace, a successful instrument maker. He initially trained to be a musician, discovered the mandolin, and soon became a virtuoso. After Calace graduated with high honers from the Regio Conservatorio di Musica in Naples, he set out to elevate the mandolin's place in music. To achieve this, …

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het consort - concert

CONCERTO A PIZZICO by Victor Kioulaphides - Het CONSORT

The 'CONCERTO per orchestra a pizzico' by Victor Kioulaphides was composed for and dedicated to the Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra HET CONSORT conducted by Alex Timmerman. The work was written in 2004 and is one of the larger works (aprox. 18 minutes) for plucked instruments by Kioulaphides. It is scored for 1st and 2nd mandolins, mandolas, guitars, a mandoloncello and …

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het consort performs mozart

Het Consort performs Wolfang Amadeus Mozart and Piazzola (2013)

The Mandolin Chamber Orchestra Het CONSORT conducted by Alex Timmerman, June 2nd, 2013, in the RABO music hall of the ODEON Theatre De SPIEGEL in ZWOLLE, The Netherlands. Discography   

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het consort profile

Het Consort

THE CONSORT Conductor and Artistic Director : Alex Carpenter First Mandolins : Sebastiaan de Grebber ( concertmaster ) , Yolanda Döpp and Pauline Ulderink Second Mandolins Ferdinand Binnendijk Jesse Buijs and Kitty Root Hendriks Mandola's : Helma Damman - Ruitenberg and Ruth Mourning Mandoloncello Niels Godart …

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I hope you've enjoyed this week's articles. There are definitely more to come next week...

Cheers!

 

- Chris with http://www.themandolintuner.com