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CHAN 10563

Souvenirs for Mandolin and Guitar

The Classical Shop
release date: September 2009

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz

Originally recorded in 2008

Artists:

Craig Ogden

guitar

Alison Stephens

mandolin

Venue:

Potton Hall Studio, Westleton, Suffolk



Producer:

Rachel Smith



Engineer:

Jonathan Cooper


Paul Quilter

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Guitar




Total Time - 79:38
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CARLO VIECO ORTIZ

(1900-1979)
1 

Patasd'hilo

1:48
  Pasillo  
  Arranged by Fernando León R.  
  Vivo  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

PEDRO MORALES PINO

(1863-1926)
2 

El Fusagasugueño

2:17
  Bambuco  
  Arranged by Fernando León R.  
  Allegro  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

LUIS E. NIETO S.

(1898-1968)
3 

Valle del Cauca

2:15
  Pasillo  
  Arranged by Fernando León R.  
  Allegro  
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

MANOS HADJIDAKIS

(1925-1994)
4 

Mother and Sister

3:17
  from the Era of Melissanthi  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
5 

Kemal

2:43
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

EVANGELOS BOUDOUNIS

(dates unknown)
6 

Elena's Tsifteteli (1994)

3:39
  To Elena Papandreou  
  Allegro con brio  
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

JOSÉ ANTONIO ZAMBRANO

(b. 1965)
premiere recording
 

Suite Venezolana (2000)

10:05  
7 I Fiesta Criolla (Joropo) 1:16
8 II Tonada. Andante appassionato 3:22
9 III El Morenito. Cancion de cuna 2:49
10 IV Las Mariposas del Bosque. Amoroso 1:16
11 V Fiesta Criolla (Joropo) 1:20
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

MASAJI NAWATA

(dates unknown)
12 

Sakura

4:49
  (A Cherry Blossom)  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 

ALISON STEPHENS

(b. 1970)
premiere recording
13 

Mount Fuji (2006)

3:15
  Played on an octave mandolin  
  Freely  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 

E. ZEREGA

14 

Souvenir de Bovio

2:48
  Arranged by Alison Stephens  
  Andante espressivo - Meno mosso e rubato  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

SALVATOR LEONARDI

(d. 1938)
15 

Souvenir de Sicile

3:40
  Tempo di mazurka  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

JUAN CARLOS MUNOZ

(b. 1965)
16 

El Duende (1997)

3:12
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 

EDUARDO ANGULO

(b. 1954)
17 

De Aires Antiguos (1994)

7:49
  Dem Duo Capriccioso gewidmet  
  Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Grandioso - Allegro - Gracioso - Allegro  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

CLEMENTE DIAZ

(dates unknown)
18 

Polka (1986)

2:02
19 

Valse triste (1986)

3:56
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

MIKIS THEODORAKIS

(b. 1925)
20 

Where Has My Boy Flown to?

4:04
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

DIMITRI FAMPAS

(1921-1996)
21 

Sousta (c. 1960)

4:49
  Allegro  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

VICTOR KIOULAPHIDES

(b. 1961)
  premiere recording in this version  
22 

Diferencias (2002)

4:51
  Based on the traditional Sephardic song 'Morenika' from Thessaloniki, Greece  
  Played on an octave mandolin  
  Lento - Più mosso  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 

MIROSLAV TADIC

(dates unknown)
23 

Walk Dance

3:22
  Based on a traditional Macedonian folk dance  
  To Scott Tennant  
  Allegro vivo  
 Craig Ogden guitar
 

ARMIN KAUFMANN

(1902-1980)
premiere recording
24 

Burletta, Op. 62 (1953-54)

2:44
  Allegro assai - Poco meno mosso - Allegro assai  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar
   
premiere recording
25 

Mitoka Dragomirna, Op. 63 (1953-54)

2:15
  Vivo  
 Alison Stephens mandolin
 Craig Ogden guitar


This album of rarely recorded repertoire follows the much admired previous release of 1999: the Music from the Novels of Louis de Bernieres (CHAN 9780).  This album was the start of a very successful musical duo that has been performing in concert and on tour across the UK and around the world for the last 10 years.  

Both the mandolin and guitar are intrinsically linked to indigenous music from across the world.  This CD is a celebration of a ten year musical partnership and of two incredibly hardy and adaptable instruments which have the unusual ability to bridge musical styles and cultures in a way that perhaps few other instruments can.  Through their joint venture, Craig and Alison have developed a repertoire of unusual music from Columbia, Mexico, Greece and many other countries to go alongside their more classical concert repertoire.

Craig and Ali remark; ‘It should prove a very eclectic and interesting album that would appeal to a wide variety of plucked instrument lovers as well as an easy to listen to and immediately lovable sound world for all music lovers.  The pieces have certainly proved popular when they have been performed at concerts. ‘

The album contains the premiere recordings Armin Kaufmann, Diferencias by Kiouphides, Mount Fiji by Stephens and Suite Venezolano by Zambrano

There is an added element to this album as Alison Stephens’ royalties are being donated to MacMillan Cancer Support.  



 

“Craig and Alison celebrate their 10 year partnership with a sunshine-infused concoction of charming pieces. There are musical snapshots of Greece, Colombia and Spain included in this heady, multi-cultural brew."

**** Presenters Choice ****

John Brunning

Classic FM Magazine - October 2009

“A beautifully performed disc that is brimming with fun and fire. “ Souvenirs” is a seriously fun disc: fun because of the festive nature of much of the music and of the obvious musical chemistry between Ogden and Stephens; serious because of the outstanding artistry and technical proficiency displayed by the two artists. Ogden and Stephens bring out the distinctive qualities of their respective instruments while exploiting to the full the potential for colour and drama within an ensemble context.
The pairing of guitar and mandolin isn’t especially unusual; but listening to “Souvenirs”, there can be no doubt that what Ogden and Stephens do with it is.”

William Yeoman

Gramophone - October 2009

“The mandolin’s plectrum-crisp metallic honey topping blends surprisingly smoothly with the fruitier, creamier, liquid sound of nails-and-flesh guitar nylon and wound metal. Especially when played with such poise, vitality and seamless understanding by two brilliant performers. There are two ‘special effects’ pieces: Boudounis’s dramatic guitar solo vividly imitating a belly-dance and Muñoz’s curio of solo mandolin impersonating a flamenco guitar. Alongside are delightful unpretentious, well-crafted tunes in a popular style, played with impeccable dynamic control, superb balance, and infectious sun. Hard to believe it’s only two instruments… Altogether enjoyable stuff.” 

Performance *****         Recording ****

Rob Ainsley

BBC Music Magazine - November 2009

“Stephen’s graceful execution of rippling arpeggios in Nawata Masaji’s Sakura is a real treat, while Ogden shines in Miroslav Tadic’s driving Walk Dance. Their coupling of mandolin and guitar process to be as adaptable as it is charming. While the standard of playing will give fans of these instruments much to appreciate, general listeners buying this as a soundtrack to a sunny summer holiday will find they’ve struck gold." ????

Carl Herring


Muso - August/September 2009




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Thankyou for high resolution download, everything was fine with that; however, upon returning to your site and looking for studio 24/96 opera I was disappointed to find that only a very small portion of 24/96 selection was indeed 24/96 or higher. I'm trying to build a high resolution only library so it's really quite time consuming to sift through reams of music with no positive result. Further , I would not limit my next comment to just your web site. I've noticed that the release date of many opera albums does not even vaguely resemble the actual recording date because some of these performers have been dead for years. It would be nice to have the actual recording date and to be able to cut off a lot of old recordings in which I'm not interested nor ever will be. If you want people to buy, don't waste their time. I hope these comments are of some help in your decisions.
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