Clement Lo wrote:
>As a matter of interest, my orchestra (Sydney University Symphony
>Orchestra) is playing a mandolin concerto written by the Australian
>Larry Sitsky. It's a world premiere (written in 1998) and will be played
>at the University of Sydney Great Hall in October.
Clement, I would be interested to know who is the soloist. The folks that
I play with in the mandolin ensemble probably know him/her and would be
interested to know of the event. Let me know how it goes.
>I have read in a music dictionary of mine that Verdi and Mahler used
>the mandolin as an orchestral instrument but it is not exactly common.
>It doesn't tell me which works they are used in though.
From what I have found:
Mahler Symphony No 7
Symphony No 8
Das Lied von der Erde
Verdi Falstaff (although many editions seem to have changed this to
guitar). I am not 100% certain of this so if anyone knows
further I am most interested. IIRC Otello is another.
In my previous post I also mentioned Donizetti, Prokofiev, Korngold,
Schoenberg and I omitted Webern and Respighi.
Donizetti Don Pasquale (Same as for Falstaff)
Prokofiev Romeo&Juliet (Actually this is for multiple mandolins.
Dance of the Mandolins has four mandolin parts written
with each part being doubled. There is another part -
Aubade- for two mandolins only)
Korngold Die Tote Stadt
Schoenberg Moses and Aron
Webern I can't remember the exact piece but it is one of the
orchestral pieces. Perhaps Op. 10?
Respighi Roman Festivals
If there are others I have yet to find them. Some of these I found out
from reading in to the mandolin others have come to my attention because
I have been asked to play them (Respighi and Korngold especially).
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