Hi there, here are this week articles in case you missed them.

Two of the articles were about mandolin performance worth watching. Rossmery Rangel from Venezuela gives a very nice performance of a Calace concerto, while the Kerman Mandolin Quartet gives another of their impressive performances, this time playing Vivaldi's concerto for four violins. Links to the scores of these concertos are included in the articles.

Also this week, Richard Morgan, the innovative luthier from Australia describes a less discussed activity of mandolin makers. Coffee!

Cheers, thanks again, and I'll see you on the inside!

Christos

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Antonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins - Kerman Mandolin Quartet

A brilliant concerto composed by Antonio Vivaldi is performed by the Kerman Mandolin Quartet in this video from the Azi Sivan live concert at the Jerusalem Music Center. The performance is impressive with the two lead mandolins attacking with mastery and sensitivity and the mandola and mandocello supporting all passages with excellent timing and phrasing. Definitely an excellent performance! About the …

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Rossmery Rangel plays Raffaele Calace

Rossmery Rangel plays Raffaele Calace Concerto N.1 Op 113

Rossmery Rangel is a very talented mandolin player from Merida, Venezuela. Little information is available about Rossmery, but some impressive performances can be spotted on YouTube. Enjoy Rossmery playing Calace's concerto Op 113 with great virtuosity in this video. All scores of Calace are available here if you are interested!

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Mandolin Coffee

One small double shot Cafe Late please. . . . . Thankyou. . . ahhhhhh

When I finally found the courage to start build guitars and mandolins I made a point of visiting a number of established makers to ask for advice and hopefully some support or mentor ship. Since they all loved their work they were very encouraging and prepared to share their knowledge.They also had a few other things in common. It was …

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