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Music For Mandolin And Guitar / Duo Ahlert And Schwab

Edwards / Delpriora / Axelrod / Febonio
Release Date: 03/27/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559686   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tyler KaiserTom G. FebonioTimothy Dwight EdwardsLawrence Axelrod,   ... 
Performer:  Daniel AhlertBirgit Schwab
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Many of the works on this recording were written for award-winning Duo Ahlert & Schwab, who have contributed greatly to making contemporary music from the United States a significant part of mandolin and guitar repertoire. The mellow tones and chiming sparkle associated with these instruments is represented in a wide diversity of pieces whose styles and influences include fragments of classical forms in Mark Delpriora’s Sonata, references to the mysteries of nature in Daimonelix, named after spiralling rock formations found in Nebraska, electronic music, rock music and Middle East-ern music in Indigo Trails, and chaos theory in Strange Attractor. Many of the works on this recording were written for award-winning Duo Ahlert & Schwab, who have contributed greatly to making contemporary music from the United States a significant part of mandolin and guitar repertoire. The mellow tones and chiming sparkle associated with these instruments is represented in a wide diversity of pieces whose styles and influences include fragments of classical forms in Mark Delpriora’s Sonata, references to the mysteries of nature in Daimonelix, named after spiralling rock formations found in Nebraska, electronic music, rock music and Middle East-ern music in Indigo Trails, and chaos theory in Strange Attractor. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Fates by Tyler Kaiser
Performer:  Daniel Ahlert (Mandolin), Birgit Schwab (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983–1984  
2. Water Ballads, Op. 47 by Tom G. Febonio
Performer:  Daniel Ahlert (Mandolin), Birgit Schwab (Guitar)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2009 
3. Strange Attractor by Timothy Dwight Edwards
Performer:  Daniel Ahlert (Mandolin), Birgit Schwab (Guitar)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2005 
4. Mercurials by Lawrence Axelrod
Performer:  Daniel Ahlert (Mandolin), Birgit Schwab (Guitar)
Period: 21st Century 
5. Sonata for Mandolin and Guitar by Mark Delpriora
Performer:  Daniel Ahlert (Mandolin), Birgit Schwab (Guitar)
Period: 21st Century 
6. Daimonelix by Jay Gordon
Performer:  Daniel Ahlert (Mandolin), Birgit Schwab (Guitar)
Period: 21st Century 
7. Indigo Trails by Jeffrey Harrington
Performer:  Daniel Ahlert (Mandolin), Birgit Schwab (Guitar)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2009 

Sound Samples

The Fates: I. Urth and Clotho
The Fates: II. Verthandi and Lachesis
The Fates: III. Skuld and Atropos
Water Ballads, Op. 47: I. Old Monk with Stick - Icy Pond in Spring
Water Ballads, Op. 47: II. Sprite
Water Ballads, Op. 47: III. Left by the Tide
Water Ballads, Op. 47: IV. Rainy Day
Water Ballads, Op. 47: V. Moon
Strange Attractor
Mercurials: No. 1
Mercurials: No. 2
Mercurials: No. 3
Mercurials: No. 4
Sonata for mandolin and guitar: Ruins I
Sonata for mandolin and guitar: Ruins II
Daimonelix
Indigo Trails

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