PRISMA - THE SEASONS (Ambronay Éditions)

The debut album of PRISMA follows the four winds and the different characters which they bring in to the music: Zefiro the sweet wind of spring, Boreas the winter's cold, Notos the heat and tempest of summertime, and Euros the thunderstorms of autumn. PRISMA explores those traits of the four winds in Italian music of the 17th century with its virtuoso sonatas by Uccellini, Fontana or Turini, as well as the Renaissance standards like the Canario, Tarantella, or the Ciaccona from which the group has collected and put together the best variations by different composers, as well as their own versions.

Telemandolin (Berlin Classics)

The year 2017 is celebrated worldwide as a "Telemann year", marking 250 years to the master's passing. For this album, I adapted the Crème de la Crème out of almost every possible instrumental genre which Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) had a go at: a French Suite, an Italian Concerto, a Chamber Partita and some Solo Fantasies.

The album also includes selected works by C.P.E. Bach (Hamburger Sonata) & J.F. Fasch (Lute Concerto) among others. The cover pays tribute to Telmann's great love to flowers and gardens!

 

Concerto Foscari 

Alon Sariel - mandolin, lute, baroque guitar and direction


LIVE BERLIN (Neue Meister) - 2 CDs

This double album includes the world's first recording of Gilad Hochman's "Nedudim" ("wanderings" in Hebrew) - a Fantasie Concertante for Solo Mandolin and String Orchestra
Live with the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin

Concert d'anniversaire
Concerto Foscari - Lully, Charpentier & Rebel

If you are wondering what's the frog doing on the cover next to G. W. Leibniz, it comes to symbolize a thought found in one of his letters:
„Pour moy je croy que je seray un Amphibie, tantost en Allemagne, tantost en France…“
That was the key to programming his birthday concert on July 1st 2016, which is now brought live on this album: A spot light on the French music of Leibniz's days, including works by J.B. Lully, M. A. Charpentier and J. F. Rebel. 

Concerto Foscari, Alon Sariel - lute, baroque guitar and direction


Sharkiya (IMI)
Music for Plucked Instruments
by Yehezkel Braun (1922-2014)

Yehezkel Braun is one of Israel's most beloved and appreciated composers of all times. He was a dear friend and in several occasions I had the privilege of playing for him, especially his sonata for mandolin and guitar, which has become an integral part of my Repertoire.
Three of the four works on this CD are recorded here for the very first time. We hope that this music, now published by the Israeli Music Institute, will be more reachable and find it place it deserves in the core repertoire for plucked instruments.

Alon Sariel - mandolin; Izhar Elias - guitar; Michael Tsalka - harpsichord

 

Paisiello in Vienna  (Brilliant Classics)

 

Alon Sariel - mandolin (Pilade Mauri ~1850)

Izhar Elias - guitar (Carlo Guadagnini 1812)

Michael Tsalka - fortepiano (Joseph Böhm ~1830)


In 2016 we would like to celebrate 200 years for the death of one of the most popular composers of his time, Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816).
Just a couple of centuries ago, so many of his contemporaries were hunted by one of his greatest hits - the duet "Nel cor piu non mi sento".

This album presents works for mandolin/guitar by Hummel and Beethoven, decorated by original variations over Paisiello's aria by Wanhal, Giuliani, Bortolazzi and more.


 

Georg Philipp Telemann -
»Die dicken Wolken scheiden sich«:
Festmusik im Auftrag der Stadt Altona 1760
(CPO)

 

With barockwerk hamburg / Ira Hochman

 

 


 

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Bürgercapitainsmusik 1780 (CPO)

 

With barockwerk hamburg / Ira Hochman

 

 


 An Englishman in New York
(Orlando Records)

A crossover project which began as a dream of the Canadian luthier Brian Dean, and was brought to life in a Brooklyn studio in summer 2012.
Closing John Dowland’s 450th anniversary, this recording presents new impressions on his lute music. With Joe Brent – mandolin

Due to growing interest, Paladino Music has also published all the arrangements in a separate notebook, which can now be ordered alongside the album.


 Sources 

 

All the way from Inventions by Bach to Duets by Bartok. An album which we dedicated to our former mandolin teachers in Israel, who in a slightly bizzare way, none of them were actually mandolin players.


The album is featuring music which was composed with a touch of a pedagogical aspect, arranged here for two mandolins or for mandolin & mandola. With Yaki Reuven – mandolin


 Vivaldolino 

 

The mandolin is very much recognized with Antonio Vivaldi and the reason for that are the wonderful concerti that he composed for the instrument.


On this album, I recorded his concerto for two mandolins in G Major, RV 532. With Yaki Reuven & Ensemble Barrocade


 Israeli Music for Harpsichord
(Albany Records)

This album includes the world's first commercial recording of “Sonata a tre” by Paul Ben Haim, for mandolin, guitar and harpsichord. With Marina Minkin at the harpsichord and Hanan Feinstein on the guitar