After hearing a performance of Leopold Kozeluch’s Sinfonia concertante for trumpet, mandolin double bass and piano, our sponsor asked me if there were any concertos written for the mandolin which had not been recorded. I asked our wonderful mandolin soloist, Anna Torge, if there were any and she presented me with four of them which we have now recorded for this splendid CD. The concertos were written by composers that I had never heard of (Emanuele Barbella, Giovanni Francesco Giuliani and Giovanni Hoffman), whose styles range from the Baroque to the Classical periods.
Sound interesting? Please have a listen.
Forgotten Treasures Vol. 11, ARS-Produktion
Emanuele Barbella: Concerto in D
Giovanni Francesco Giuliani: Concerto in F
Anonym (Paisiello?): Concerto in Eb
Giovanni Hoffmann: Concerto in D
Anna Torge, Mandolin
Michael Alexander Willens, conductor