Friday, 19 December 2008

MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA - MADEIRA ISLAND - DVD


“Mandolin Orchestra – Madeira Island” is the first DVD released by the Madeira Mandolin Orchestra, the most important musical group of its kind in Madeira Island.


This DVD was recorded live at Teatro Municipal do Funchal on February 18th 2004, by the occasion of commemorative concert of the 85th anniversary of the association the orchestra belongs to, and was released in June of the same year. This DVD is recorded on PAL System and Region 0 (which enables it to be watched worldwide)

It contains 12 musical themes as listed below:

1. Radetsky March – Johan Strauss (1804-1849) [2’35’’]
2. Preludio (Holberg Suite) – Edward Gieg (1843-1907) [2’21’’]
3. La Leyenda del Beso – Soutullo e Vert [3’25’’]
4. Vira – Silveira Paes [2’22’’]
5. Les Patineurs – E. Waldteufel (1837-1915) [6’15’’]
6. Dance of the Hours – A. Ponchielli (1834-1886) [8’40’’]
7. L’Amore Industrioso – F. Sousa Carvalho (1745-1798) [2’58’’]
8. Serenade – Gabriel Pièrné [2’40’’]
9. Kol Nidrei – Max Bruch (1838-1920) [9’50’’]
10. The Spirit of Madeira – Oddvar S. Kvam (1927- ) [6’30’’]
11. Canção do Outono Japonês – Vasuo Kunvuahara (1946- ) [9’58’’]
12. Chaconne – Tommaso Vitali (1665-1717) [10’42’’]

Total Playing Time: 73’00’’


Artistic Direction: Eurico Martins
Here is a link to a video posted on YouTube where you can see a brief presentation of this DVD:

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