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spartito Mandolin Special with Dj Doge

17 September 2019
  • Classical
  • Regional
  • Reportage
  • Traditional/Religious
  • Lecture
  • Delicate
  • Celebratory
  • Exotic
  • Informative

500 years of mandolin history condensed in 98 minutes of music and curiosities.

Dj Doge explores evolution, politics and music of the almond-shaped string instrument

with the help of Paul Sparks.

Paul Sparks studied music at the University of Sussex, mandolin with Hugo d’Alton, and lute with Robert Spencer.

During the 1980s, he worked as a mandolinist and guitarist with various British orchestras, gave several recitals of mandolin and guitar music on BBC Radio 3,

and completed his PhD thesis – A History of the Neapolitan Mandoline from its Origins until the early Nineteenth Century (City University, 1989).

He has written three books for Oxford University Press – The Early Mandolin (1989, with James Tyler), The Classical Mandolin (1995), and The Guitar and its Music (2002, with Tyler) –

and has been a writer and/or production executive for numerous BBC television music documentaries, including profiles of

Jacques Brel, Artie Shaw, Jake Thackray, and Dudley Moore, as well as histories of Experimental Music, and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

He is a member of the Consortium for Guitar Research at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.



Pavan - La morte de la ragione (c. 1520), renaissance dance on mandolin guitar mandocello
Giorgio Mainerio - Schiarazula Marazula (1578)
Ricciulina (16th century neapolitan villanella )
Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata for Keyboard & Mandolin in G Minor, Kk. 88: II. Andante moderato (c.1740)
Antonio Vivaldi - Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93: I. (c. 1730)
Antonio Vivaldi - Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532 (c. 1740)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni: ‘Deh, vieni alla finestra’ (1787)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Adagio for Mandolin and Harpsichord, WoO 43b (1796)
Niccolò Paganini - Sonata per Rovene (1805)
Pierantonio Tasca - A santa Lucia (1892)
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - I gioielli della madonna (1911)
Carlo Munier - La Barcarola (1905)
Raffaele Calace - La danza dei nani (c.1920)
Clara Ross - Sancta Maria (1892)
Clara Ross - Sicilienne (1893)
Arnold Schönberg - Serenade Op.24 (1923)
James H. Carr & F.J. Barry - What would you give in exchange for your soul? (1911)
Master U. Srinivas - Javali: Revathi (1993)
Jacob Do Bandolim - Assanhado (1961)
Will Ayton - Thee movements for mandolin and guitar (1984)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (1731)