"Il Transilvano" is the title of a collection of music, a gift made by the Venetian organist Girolamo Diruta to the Transylvanian prince Sigismund Báthory. PRISMA's second album celebrates the cultural exchange between Italy and Hungary in the 16th and 17th century, with both courtly and folk music, ballads and dances.
"In Dialogo" is the title of the opening Sonata by Salamone Rossi, of who we celebrate the 450th anniversary in 2020. This recording features readings from a unique manuscript, a Religious Discussion which took place at the Hanover court in 1704. Dialogue is present on every level of this recording, between the Jewish and Christian traditions, between the two composers Salamone Rossi and Johann Rosenmüller, between music and recitation.
A true pleasure and honor was it to record Beethoven's complete works for mandolin and fortepiano on historical instruments upon invitation of NAXOS for the New Beethoven Edition, made especially for Beethoven Year 2020.
Alon Sariel - mandolin (Gennaro Vinaccia, 1780)
Michael Tsalka - fortepiano (Johann Zahler, c. 1805)
This album is my personal tribute to the Bauhaus and came right on time for its centenary celebrations. Musically I've placed the White City of Tel Aviv, the largest Bauhaus Ensemble worldwide, next to Weimar, an important Bachstadt and the birth place of the Bauhaus movement in 1919. The German Jews who came to Palestine of the time brought their cultural heritage in their backpacks and founded Tel Aviv. That's where Bach & Bauhaus met first.
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Yehezkel Braun
Alon Sariel - mandolin, Michael Tsalka - piano
For "Rembrandt-Year" 2019, I decided to dive in to a field that has fascinated me for a long time, the Dutch Golden Age and the musical heritage of the Low Countries. After being awarded the prestigious Opus Klassik for our debut album Telemandolin, Concerto Foscari and I would now like to invite our listeners to a journey even earlier in time, to visit Rembrandt van Rijn and his era in all its colors and facets.
Concerto Foscari / Alon Sariel - lute and direction
The album also includes selected works by C.P.E. Bach (Hamburger Sonata) & J.F. Fasch (Lute Concerto) among others. The cover and booklet pay tribute to Telmann's great love to flowers and gardens!
Concerto Foscari / Alon Sariel - mandolin, lute, baroque guitar and direction
Concerto Foscari / Alon Sariel - lute, baroque guitar and direction
Paisiello in Vienna (Brilliant Classics)
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.
Alon Sariel - mandolin (Pilade Mauri ~1850)
Izhar Elias - guitar (Carlo Guadagnini 1812)
Michael Tsalka - fortepiano (Joseph Böhm ~1830)
Georg Philipp Telemann -
»Die dicken Wolken scheiden sich«:
Festmusik im Auftrag der Stadt Altona 1760
With barockwerk hamburg / Ira Hochman
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Bürgercapitainsmusik 1780 (CPO)
With barockwerk hamburg / Ira Hochman
An Englishman in New York
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.
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
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
This album includes the world's first commercial recording of “Sonata a tre” by Paul Ben Haim, for mandolin, guitar and harpsichord. Recorded at the Jerusalem Music Center.
Alon Sariel - mandolin; Marina Minkin -harpsichord; Hanan Feinstein - guitar