Hi reader

Here is what happened in theMandolinTuner blog during the week ending at 27th of March:

...the second article of the Luthiers Journey has been published. In this article Richard Morgan describes hazards and suggested precautions in the art of luthiery and provides interesting insight into the goals of luthiers.

...the profile of Richard Morgan, an Australian designer and maker of mandolins has been added in theMandolinTuner database. 

...the Ensemble Gabriele Leone that owes its name to a famous 18th century mandolin virtuoso has been added to the growing mandolin orchestra/ensembles database.

Also, although not published now, the demo disc of Mandolinarte, the Mandolin Orchestra I play with is available to listen online. Nice music from Vivaldi, Hadjidakis, Giovanni is in there, you will surely enjoy it!

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

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Richard Morgan Mandola honey

A Luthiers Journey - Pure Honey

This is second article of the Luthiers Journey series, titled Pure Honey. In this article, Richard Morgan begins with the hazards and suggested basic precautions in the art of  luthiery, and then describes with a very nice example from beekeeping how luthiers identify problems and try to improve things with different processes and materials, although sometimes they end up reinventing the wheel …

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Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan

My name is Richard and I am an Australian designer and maker of mandolins. I live with my partner in a small coastal town in Tasmania and work at home. The mandolin family of instruments produce beautiful music. Building and designing them is a source of great pleasure. Combining my designs with the Tasmanian timbers has resulted in producing instruments with a …

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ensemble gabriele leone

Ensemble Gabriele Leone

Ensemble Gabriele Leone The Ensemble Gabriele Leone owes its name to a famous 18th century mandolin virtuoso. It is made up of enthusiast musicians who improved with Masters such as Ugo Orlandi, Marga Wilden- Hüsgen, James Tyler, Paul O'Dette and others. Founded in 1991, the Ensemble won the first prize of chamber music and the Prize for the best interpretation …

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Mandolinarte-CD-Cover-web-front (1)

Mandolinarte (2014) - Plucked Strings Orchestra of Athens

Mandolinarte (Demo)

 Audio N. Piovanni - From the soundtrack of the movie "La Vita e Bella"

Manos Hadjidakis - From  "La Gioconda Smile"

 A. Vivaldi - Trio Sonata …

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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