Four pieces for solo mandolin & mandolin orchestra : arranged & adapted from Beethoven's Four pieces for mandolin & keyboard (1795)
by Stephen Lalor (2009)
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Performance by Plektra Mandolin Ensemble, Stephen Lalor, Stephen Lalor from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 67.
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Four pieces for solo mandolin & mandolin orchestra : arranged & adapted from Beethoven's Four pieces for mandolin & keyboard (1795) / Stephen Lalor.
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Beethoven was commissioned to write four pieces for mandolin & keyboard around 1795. They were dedicated to Josephine Clary, the Countess Clam-Gallas. The mandolin was at the time very popular, particularly as an instrument for the cultured nobility & emerging middle classes. Stephen Lalor, composer and mandolin soloist with Australian and overseas orchestras, arranged and adapted the pieces for solo mandolin and mandolin orchestra for a series of concerts with The Melbourne Mandolin Orchetsra in 2009
Instrumentation: Mandolin solo, 1st mandolins, 2nd mandolins, mandola, guitar, mandocello (optional), double bass.
Duration: 22 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Solo part is demanding
The composer cites the following influences on his arrangement of this work:
Beethoven's earlier output, Hummel's Sonata & Concerto for mandolin
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