6 Nov 2016

Mandolin Mania

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 6 November 2016

A new release from the North Carolina band Mandolin Orange, which features the mandolin prowess of Andrew Marlin, encourages William to explore a few other choice slices of plucking heaven. After some quick bits of Vivaldi and Prokofiev, he focuses on Bill Monroe, David Grisman and Chris Thile of Punch Brothers. The Brothers' recent EP The Wireless contains a staggeringly gorgeous song "In Wonder".

Playlist

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Mandoline' (Debussy) – Gerard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin
Debussy: Mélodies
(DG)

'Concerto for Mandolin in C RV425' (Vivaldi) – I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone
Vivaldi Mandolin Concertos
(Erato)

'Dance with Mandolins, from Romeo and Juliet' (Prokofiev) – LSO/Previn
Romeo and Juliet
(EMI)

'Roads West, from American Miniatures' (Jaffe) – David A Jaffe
XXIst Century Mandolin
(Well-Tempered Productions)

'Hey Stranger' (Marlin) – Mandolin Orange
Blindfaller
(Yep Roc)

'Picking Up Pieces' (Marlin) – Mandolin Orange
Blindfaller
(Yep Roc)

'Scotland' (Monroe) – Bill Monroe
The Country Music Hall of Fame – Bill Monroe
(MCA)

'Russian Lullaby' (Berlin) – Jerry Garcia, David Grisman
Jerry Garcia, David Grisman
(Acoustic Disc)

'Wayside – Back in Time' (Welch/Rawlings) – Chris Thile
How to Grow a Woman from the Ground
(Sugar Hill)

'Bourrée' (Bach) – Chris Thile
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas Vol 1
(Nonesuch)

'In Wonder' (Punch Bros) – Punch Brothers
The Wireless EP
(Nonesuch)