click here to return to Homepage of georgcello / Concert Calendar

CELLO - PAGE
  Concert Programs  /  House Concerts
     Cello Classes - Brief CV

  Sheet music for cello(s) & guitar
  Free Cello-Method &
  Classical Guitar Method

  Old fashioned CD's
            &        
   Digital Downloads


  The Six Cello Suites by J.S. Bach
  Analysis & interpretation
  A new insight into their history

  Harmonic Analysis of
  Preludes 1 & 3
  of the Bach Cello Suites

  BOW TECHNIQUE &
  Sound Production

  The SONG 
      of the
  AUSTRALIAN
  MAGPIE

  Jenolan Caves Concerts
        1996 - 2013
     History & Acoustics



CELLO & CLASSICAL GUITAR TUITION for beginners and advanced
in Katoomba and Mudgee
email: georgcello @ hotmail.com

___________________________________________

*  "Cello & Chocolate" - CONCERT & DESSERT at the Gingerbread House - Katoomba (click here)

*  Cello Concerts in Historic churches of NSW (click here)

*   One time Off - Cello Classes (click here)   

*    House Concerts (click here)

* Brief Bio of Georg Mertens (click here)

Poems by
Georg Mertens
Poems by Han Shan
(Cold Mountain)
edited by Georg Mertens

Sam Mertens
Metalsmith / Jewellery

Sian Thomas Ceramics  
  Teapots / Jugs / Lights / Kitchenware


 
 

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the conditions set by the current management
the concerts at Jenolan Cave's Cathedral Chamber sadly finished in December 2013

with our 341st concert (last concert sold out)
We wish to thank our 15 000 visitors, which whom we could share over 16 years experiencing fabulous music in the amazing place famous for the world's purest acoustics! Sad it's gone.


CELLO & CLASSICAL GUITAR TUITION with Georg Mertens
beginners and advanced, all ages
Katoomba and Mudgee
email:  georgcello @ hotmail.com


One Time off - Cello Classes

* The Bach Cello Suites
analysis, interpretation, history

(2)  "Cello - Taster"
A  "Try the Cello" lesson, instrument supplied (all ages)

WHERE?

KATOOMBA / Blue Mountains
Contact: ph 02 4782 5440
email georgcello@hotmail.com

Lessons are private without audience (unless requested otherwise)

For Enquiries email: georgcello@hotmail.com



"Cello & Chocolate" 2017
- CONCERT & DESSERT -


with Georg Mertens & Friends
@
The Gingerbread House Cafe - Katoomba
(Cnr Waratah & Lurline St)



Enjoy the extraordinary sound of the 270 years old cello
in the 100 years old former Presbyterian Church of Katoomba,
now The Gingerbread House Cafe.

The event includes:
Josophan's hot chocolate shot & fine chocolate on arrival -
A - formal Concert (first half)
B - Dessert at Intermission
C - formal Concert (second half)
- Take home chocolate -
(Concert only option available)


Tickets $55 / children $45 (concert only $30 / ch. $20)

Bookings essential tel. 02 4782 6958
or
Book online 24 hours

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017

Concerts with Georg Mertens & Friends

For "CELLO & CHOCOLATE" please book early -
Several concerts have been sold out several days before the event.


For "Cello & Chocolate" we usually don't send tickets out, but confirm via phone or email,
but tickets can be send on request (e.g. as a gift).

KATOOMBA
Saturday 1 April 7.30 pm

"Cello & Chocolate" - CONCERT & DESSERT

2 CELLOS !

Cellos: Georg Mertens & Ella Jamieson

Tickets with dessert sold out.
For Concert only tickets ph 4782 6359


2 CELLOS !
For Lovers of the low & mellow sounds!

   

PROGRAM:

HUNGARIAN Village dances  - Chorea - Corante - Danza

J. HAYDN - Duet for 2 Barytons G major
                           (The 175 (!) amazing Haydn Bariton Duets are
                            originally written for fun, not for performance!)

             Andante - Menuets - Allegro

J.S. BACH - Allemande - Courante - Bourree

E. SATIE - Gymnopedie 1 (arr. Georg) see on Youtube

C. SAINT-SAENS / BACH - The Swan (arr. Georg)
A combination of the Swan and Bach's Prelude G major. Does it work? Oh Yes!
see on Youtube

TRAD. HUNGARIAN - Hundred Kisses

I N T E R V A L  -  D E S S E R T

M. GIULIANI - Variations on "La Folia" (arr. Georg)

E. GRANADOS - Intermezzo (arr. Georg)

G. SANZ - Pavanas & Canarios (arr. Georg)

J. KOSMA - Autumn Leaves (arr. Georg)

TRAD. SHAKERS - Simple Gifts


Cellos:

GEORG MERTENS
 /  ELLA JAMIESON

Georg plays a cello made c 1740, Italy.
Ella plays a cello made in Engand c 1890


GEORG MERTENS is an internationally renowned cellist living in Katoomba. He is known by his work on the Bach Cello Suites and his analysis on bow technique. He has performed in Berlin, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich, Manila and toured also Sweden, France and Ireland. In Australia he best known by his 300+ legendary concerts at Jenolan Caves. He teaches cello and Classical guitar in Katoomba and Mudgee.

ELLA JAMIESONis a sought after Sydney based cellist performing with the Sydney Camerata, the String Sirens having also performed on Australian Idol and with Aston. She travels frequently interstate and internationally for solo and ensemble performances. She teaches in several schools in Sydney.
Ella studied with Georg from her first lesson at the age of 7 to her AmusA diploma.
>



The Gingerbread House Katoomba (Cnr Waratah & Lurline St)
Tickets include hot chocolate & fine chocolate on arrival / dessert at intermissison
& take home chocolate
Tickets $55 / children $45 (concert only $30 / ch. $20)

Bookings essential tel. 02 4782 6958
or
Book online 24 hours


CONCERT CANCELLED
We apologise - due to an injury the concert
had to be cancelled.

Saturday 6 May 7.30 pm
The Paganini Duo - BAROQUE to GYPSY
Josophan's Gingerbread House



The Gingerbread House Katoomba
Georg Mertens - cello/guitar  &  Gustaw Szelski - violin

 

Trad. Russian - Black Eyes see on Youtube

W. RUSS-BOVELINO - Hungarian Fantasy see on Youtube

G. MERTENS - Variations on "My fiddle is broken, My heart is broken"
see on Youtube

B. FOMIN  -  Dorogoi Dlinnoyu "Those were the Days" Listen (click) - see on Youtube


Saturday 10 June 7.30 pm
"Cello & Chocolate"

Music of the Ancients and the Far East
Cello & Shakuhachi (Japanese Bamboo Flute)

For booking ph 02 4782 6958 or
Booking online 24 hours





"Josophan's Gingerbread House Katoomba"

Georg Mertens cello & Bronwyn Kirkpatrick - shakuhachi flute


PROGRAM:


TRAD. JAPAN   -  Koyo no Tsuki
                 -  Komoriuta
                   -  Furusatono

TRAD. JAPAN  -  Tamuke (Shakuhachi solo)
see on Youtube

TRAD. JAPAN / G MERTENS  -  Variations on "Sakuraa, Sakura"
see on Youtube

M. REGAN   -  Forest Whispers


I N T E R V A L  /  D E S S E R T
  -


M. MARAIS / WILCOX  -  Tambourine

T. MORLEY   -  Lamento

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN  -  Caritas Abundat

NEIDHARDT / G. MERTENS  -  Variations on "Maienzeit" (cello solo)

J. DOWLAND  -  If my Complaints
             -  Lachrimae 

D. SCARLATTI  -  Sonata K 32 D minor (Aria)


Bronwyn Kirkpatrick - shakuhachi flute
Georg Mertens - cello




The Gingerbread House Katoomba (Cnr Waratah & Lurline St)
Tickets include hot chocolate & fine chocolate on arrival / dessert at intermissison
& take home chocolate
Tickets $55 / children $45 (concert only $30 / ch. $20)

Bookings essential tel. 02 4782 6958
or
Book online 24 hours


Saturday 22 July 7.30 pm
"Cello & Chocolate"

CELLO CONCERT NIGHT
Cello & Keyboard

For booking ph 02 4782 6958 or
Booking online 24 hours



The Gingerbread House Katoomba
Georg Mertens - cello  &  Gavin Tipping - keyboard



   

PROGRAM :

M. MONN - Concerto in G minor 1st movement

M. BRUCH - Kol Nidrei   see on Youtube

J.S. BACH - Arioso   see on Youtube

E. ELGAR - Concerto in E minor 1st movement

-  I N T E R V A L   -   D E S S E R T -

J. HAYDN - Concerto C major 1st Movement
(Cadenza by Georg)

J. HAYDN - Concerto D major 2nd movement Largo

D. POPPER - Fond Recollections   see on Youtube

D. POPPER - Hungarian Rhapsodie


Georg Mertens - cello
Gavin Tipping - keyboard


Gavin and Georg share a history of performing together for more than 20 years,
- when counting together more than 500 times including an East Asia tour and two Australia tours, often togeher with violinist Gustaw Szelski. All 3 together (the "three G's") formed the "Blue Mountains Trio" and recorded the CD "Music for Grand Dining".
Georg and Gavin recorded the CD "Cello Favourites".
Both CD's have been sold out, but are available digitally on iTunes and Amazon.




Saturday 19 August 7.30 pm
"Cello & Chocolate"

From BEETHOVEN to BRAZIL
Cello & Guitar

For booking ph 02 4782 6958 or
Booking online 24 hours


Josophan's Gingerbread House Katoomba
Georg Mertens - cello  &  Giuseppi Zangari - guitar



  

PROGRAM :


L.v. BEETHOVEN - Sonatina (arr. Georg)
  see on Youtube

A. VIVALDI - Sonata No 5 in E minor for cello & guitar (guitar arr. Georg)
Largo - Allegro - Largo - Allegro

A. Vivaldi - Largo from Concerto in A minor (arr. Georg)

N. PAGANINI - Cantabile (arr. Georg)

F. TARREGA - Recuerdos del Alhambra (cello part by Georg) 


-  I N T E R V A L   -   D E S S E R T -


G. CACCINI - Ave Maria -
see on Youtube

G.F. HANDEL - Recitativo & Aria "Lascia ch'io Pianga" (arr. Georg)

E. GRANADOS - Spanish Dance No 5 (Andalusia)

A. FLEURY - Milonga del Ayer  (guitar solo)

H. VILLA-LOBOS - Prelude No 1 for cello & guitar (cello part by Georg) see on Youtube   

H. VILLA-LOBOS - Bachianas Brasilieras


Georg Mertens - cello
Giuseppe Zangari - guitar

Georg Mertens toured Germany, France, Scandinavia, Switzerland, but is best known for his series of hundreds of cello solo concerts at Jenolan Caves.

Giuseppe Zangari is lecturer for Classical guitar at the University Newcastle and also performs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra when a guitarist is required.




The Gingerbread House Katoomba (Cnr Waratah & Lurline St)
Tickets include hot chocolate & fine chocolate on arrival / dessert at intermissison
& take home chocolate
Tickets $55 / children $45 (concert only $30 / ch. $20)

Bookings essential tel. 02 4782 6958
or
Book online 24 hours


Saturday 16 September: 7.30 pm
"Cello & Chocolate"

Georg Mertens -
A Collection of Cello Solos
for the mellow sound of the lower strings
Including "Didgeridoo" & Marias La Folia

Booking ph 02 4782 6958 or
Booking online 24 hours:

Cello & Chocolate 16 September 7.30 pm - solo cello


Georg Mertens - Cello Solo

PROGRAM:

MARIN MARAIS - MERTENS - Variations on "La Folia"

J. DOWLAND - Melancholy Galliard (arr. Georg)  see on Youtube

G. MERTENS - Preludes "For the LOVE of LOWER STRINGS"

Prelude No 1 "Sea Waves"  see on Youtube
Prelude No 2 "The Sound of Monks"   see on Youtube 
Prelude No 3 "The Mellow Cello"   see on Youtube
Prelude No 4 "Oriental"  see on Youtube
Prelude No 5 "Harmonics-Jester"  see on Youtube

G. MERTENS - Didgeridoo   -  Listen - see on Youtube

-  I N T E R V A L   -   T I M E  for  D E S S E R T -

G. MERTENS - Variations on "Sakura, Sakura"  see on Youtube

V. SOJO - Cantico (arr. Georg)  see on Youtube

G . MERTENS  -  Blue Mountains Cello Solo Sonata:

(1) Flowers, Colours, Cicadas   see on Youtube
(2) Tall Trees and the Songs of the Birds   see on Youtube
(3) Mist - Rain - Thunder - Sunshine   see on Youtube

GERSHWIN - Summertime (arr. Georg)  see on Youtube

PLUS: CD LAUNCH - all pieces performed today on the new CD

Georg Mertens - cello

Georg Mertens - cello
Georg plays a cello made c 1740, Italy.


Georg Mertens toured Germany, France, Scandinavia, Switzerland.
He is best known for his analysis and interpretation of the Bach cello solo Suites
and his series of 300 plus concerts at Jenolan Caves.




Saturday 11 & 18 November: 7.30 pm
"Cello & Chocolate"

Vivaldi, Vivaldi, Vivaldi for 2 cellos
Josophan's Gingerbread House Katoomba

For booking ph 02 4782 6958 or
Booking online 24 hours

Cello & Chocolate 11 November 7.30 pm - 2 cellos

Cello & Chocolate 18 November 7.30 pm - 2 cellos





Vivaldi, Vivaldi, Vivaldi for 2 Cellos
Georg Mertens & Trish McMeekin - cello

ANTONIO VIVALDI -

A. VIVALDI - Sonata No 2
     - Preludio - Allemanda - Sarabanda - Giga

A. VIVALDI - Sonata No 4
     - Preludio - Allemanda - Sarabanda - Giga

-  I N T E R V A L   -   T I M E  for  D E S S E R T -

A. VIVALDI - Sonata No 3 in A minor
     - Preludio - Allemanda - Sarabanda - Giga

A. KOSMA - Autumn Leaves

A. VIVALDI - Sonata No 7
     - Preludio - Allemanda - Sarabanda - Giga

LENNON / McCARTNEY - Yesterday


Cellos:

GEORG MERTENS
 /  TRISH McMEEKIN *

Georg plays a cello made c 1740, Italy.
Trish plays a cello made by Gagliano, Italy.


The Gingerbread House Katoomba (Cnr Waratah & Lurline St)
Tickets include hot chocolate & fine chocolate on arrival / dessert at intermissison
& take home chocolate
Tickets $55 / children $45 (concert only $30 / ch. $20)

Bookings essential tel. 02 4782 6958
or
Book online 24 hours


Georg Mertens teaches Cello & Classical guitar in Katoomba, Blue Mountains.
For inquiries email georgcello@hotmail.com


Cello Concerts in historic Churches of NSW
with Georg Mertens & Friends

a Program selected for the ambience of smaller Churches

In 2001 I had the opportunity to perform in some of the village churches in the area and of the time of the composer J.S. Bach.
The churches were quite small, but I was overwhelmed by the impression, that the Cello Suites by Bach must have been written for spaces like that.
I had shelved the idea to look for similar churches in Australia, having been preoccupied with my concerts at Jenolan Caves - another extraordinary acoustic space.

This year I selected 2 small churches, Rydal and Ilford plus All Saints Cathedral in Bathurst taking here advantage of the great organ and the splendid organist
.

 

2017

Cello Concerts in historic Churches of NSW

ILFORD CHURCH - Former Presbyterian / Uniting
Admission by Donation at exit

 


   Sunday 2 April 3 pm 2017
Ilford - (Former Uniting) Church



 Georg Mertens & Ella Jamieson - cellos  

DOUBLE CELLO
For lovers of the low & mellow sounds!

   

PROGRAM:

J. HAYDN - Duet f. Baritons G major
                                         (The 180 (!) amazing Haydn Bariton Duets are
                                           originally written just for fun, not for performance!)

             Andante - Allegro - Menuets

E. SATIE - Gymnopedie 1 (arr. Georg)  see on Youtube

J. HAYDN - Duet f. Baritons D major

              Andante - Allegro - Menuets

C. SAINT-SAENS / BACH - The Swan (arr. Georg)
A combination of the Swan and Bach's Prelude G major. Does it work? Oh Yes!

see on Youtube

I N T E R V A L  -  D E S S E R T

M. GIULIANI - Variations on "La Folia" (arr. Georg)

E. GRANADOS - Intermezzo (arr. Georg)

G. SANZ - Pavanas & Canarios (arr. Georg)

Lennon/ Mc Cartney - Yesterday (arr. Georg)  see on Youtube


Cellos:

GEORG MERTENS
 /  ELLA JAMIESON

Georg plays a cello made c 1740, Italy.
Ella plays a cello made in Engand c 1890


GEORG MERTENS is an internationally renowned cellist living in Katoomba. He is known by his work on the Bach Cello Suites and his analysis on bow technique. He has performed in Berlin, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich, Manila and toured also Sweden, France and Ireland. In Australia he best known by his 300+ legendary concerts at Jenolan Caves.
He teaches cello and Classical guitar in Katoomba and Mudgee.

ELLA JAMIESONis a sought after Sydney based cellist performing with the Sydney Camerata, the String Sirens having also performed on Australian Idol and with Aston. She travels frequently interstate and internationally for solo and ensemble performances. She teaches in several schools in Sydney.
Ella studied with Georg from her first lesson at the age of 7 to her AmusA diploma.


 


JENOLAN CAVES - Cathedral Chamber
Wednesday 26 July
10.30am / 1 pm / 2.45pm
CELLO SOLO

Private concerts for the
International Congress of Speleology 2017


s

ILFORD CHURCH - Former Presbyterian / Uniting Church
Sunday 5th November 3 pm
Admission by Donation at exit



Sunday 5 November 3 pm 2017
Ilford - (Former Uniting) Church



 Georg Mertens - cello  
&  Heathcliffe Auchinachie - guitar


     

PROGRAM

(The full Program will be announced soon)

Georg & Heathcliffe:

G. CACCINI - Ave Maria - see on Youtube

BACH / GOUNOD - Ave Maria

Heathcliffe guitar solos

Georg cello solos


Georg & Heathcliffe:

F. TARREGA - Recuerdos del Alhambra
with cello part written for Ilford Church!

***

Georg Mertens - cello
Heathcliffe Auchinachie - guitar

Georg Mertens toured Germany, France, Scandinavia, Switzerland, but is best known for his series of 300+ cello solo concerts at Jenolan Caves.
He also teaches cello & guitar in Katoomba and Mudgee.

Heathcliffe Auchinachie, a former resident of Ilford has learned guitar with Georg in Mudgee for 7 and 1/2 years and has received a scholarship to study Classical guitar with Vladimir Gorbach at the Sydney Conservatorium (University of Sydney).




HOUSE CONCERTS
  ________________


with Georg Mertens

Cello Solo
or
Duos with Georg & Friends

Contact: georgcello@hotmail.com

*

How does it work?

Choose your program & combination of instruments or solo
Choose date and time
Choose your best friends


House concerts may also take place in a venue of your choice.
Main features are:
* The performance is the main feature, it is not background music
* it is private, no tickets are sold.

COSTS?
    There is a minimum fee.
and ways how to cover for it


Contact: georgcello@hotmail.com

_______________________________________________

- PROGRAM OPTIONS -

Cello Solo

* The Bach Cello Suites including an introduction into their history and perfromance
* A Cultures of the World Tour through Music
* Georg's own compositions and Improvisations
* choose a mixture


  (Georg Mertens in concert)


Cello & Guitar

* Baroque to modern
* Spanish & South American

 
Georg & Giuseppe Zangari (left) at the Milthorpe concert (right) after a "Cello & Chocolate" concert consuming chocolate
 Other guitar partner: Heath Auchinachie


2 Cellos
* All Vivaldi
* Baroque, Classical, modern

   
Georg and Trish McMeekin (left) & Ella Jamieson (right)



Cello & Piano / organ / keyboard

* A large repertoire


(Georg & Gavin Tipping rehearsing)


Contact: georgcello@hotmail.com



GEORG MERTENS - short CV

TRAINING
1952 - Born in Aachen / Germany as 4th of 7 children. Wanted to play cello since the age of 4.
1960 - Learned recorder at the age of 8 for a year as a condition to get a discount for cello lessons.
1961 - Commencing cello lessons at the age of 9.
1972 - High School HSC (Gymnasium Abitur) school prize for music.

1972-78 - Tertiary studies at "Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik Freiburg / Germany, Diploma majoring in Cello (1976) Guitar (1978)
Masterclasses with Enrico Mainardi (scholarship) and Janos Starker.
(1972-76 - Also: One year studies in Geography / Geology
Training in client centered psychotherapy / Councelling in Education)

PROFESSIONAL LIFE in EUROPE
1972 - today. Teacher of cello & guitar
1973-78 - Concert tours including Sweden, France, Austria, Germany
Conducting chamber music master classes in Salzburg (Austria) and Koenigstein.

1978-80 - Cello/guitar teacher at Musikschule Steglitz, Berlin
Concert series in old village churches of Berlin
Concert series "in alten Heidekirchen" North Germany
1980-84 - Cello & guitar teacher at Kreismusikschule Schleswig-Flensburg, head of string department

AUSTRALIA
1985 Emigration to Australia
1986 Lecturer at UNE, Armidale (composition & music theory / cello & double bass)
1987-89 - Tutor at Coffs Harbour Music Education Centre
1990-2015 - Tutor at Mitchell Conservatorium Bathurst
From 1989 - 1999 Ensemble performances with: Winbourne String Qartett / Tarantella Trio / The Blue Mountains Trio
- (more than 1000 performances, concerts, weddings & events)
- Tours of NSW & Queensland.
From 1990 - Performances with the Paganini Duo including
- East Asia tour, several tours of NSW and Queensland
- Concerts at Jenolan Caves / 3 CD's.
TV & radio Broadcasts including:
The 'Ray Martin Show', 'The Great Outdoors', 'Sydney Weekender', 'Beyond 2000', 'Good Morning Australia'.
Many radio stations including the ABC and 2MBS FM.

1992 - 1999 Setting up, editing & publishing the "Directory of Musicians in the Blue Mountains".
1994-1998 editing & publishing the "Directory of Artist and Musicians of the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Lithgow.
(In 2000 the publication had been handed over to Carolyn Skinner, who publishes the directory to today)

1993/4 - 2 MBS FM Radio recordings of the complete 6 Suites for cello solo by JS Bach / Benjamin Britten solo Suite No 2 / Brahms Sonata e minor
1994 - Schubert Sonata for Arpeggione live on air, part of the "20 years of 2 MBS FM" celebrations
1997 - 2013. Setting up regular concerts at Jenolan Caves.
- The Cello Concerts at Jenolan Caves had grown to be the longest series of cello concerts in history with 200 regular cello concerts over 16 years at the same venue.
1999 - East Asia tour with The Blue Mountains Trio & Paganini Duo
2001 - Cello solo Concert tour of East & West Germany
2003 - 2013. 141 Concerts at Jenolan Caves with the Paganini Duo
2007/8 - Concerts at Wellington Caves (cello solo & Paganini Duo)
2008 -
Setting up concerts at Loumax Gallery Katoomb/Leura. (The concerts continue under the new owners (now called "Nolan on Lovel")
2009 - Cello solo Concerts in Ireland
2014 - Rainforest Recitals in the "Rainforest Room" in Jamieson Valley

TODAY
From 2014 - Cello Concerts in historic churches of Western NSW
From 2014 - "Cello & Chocolate" (Concert with Dessert) at "The Gingerbread House" Katoomba in collaboration with "Josophan's Fine Chocolates" of Leura
Georg teaches privately cello and Classical guitar in Katoomba & Mudgee

CD's

LP "Alte und neue Musik fuer klassische Gitarre" (Lueneburg/Germany) 1983
Cassette "The Blue Cassette" Guitar solo 1990
CD "Blue Mountains Gypsies" (Paganini Duo) violin & guitar/cello 1996
CD "Music for Grand Dining" (Blue Mountains Trio) violin/cello/piano 1997
CD "Music at Jenolan Caves", cello solo 2000, recorded in the Cathedral Chamber
CD "Classical Guitar" guitar solo 2002
CD "Sounds of Timber" (Jodie Goldney & G. Mertens) various recorders & cello/guitar 2004
CD "An Hour in Heaven" (Paganini Duo) violin & guitar/cello 2007
CD "Cello Favourites" (G Mertens & Gavin Tipping) cello & piano 2008
CD "Cello Solos" 2009 Live Recordings form The Jenolan & Wellington Caves Concerts
Set of 2 CD's: J.S.Bach - "The Six Suites for cello solo" 2012
CD "25 Years of Performing together" (Paganini Duo) 2014

To listen or purchase CD's please click on the field below :

CD RELEASES  -
Purchase & Downloads 
including CD Baby, iTunes & Amazon


ARTICLES
The Structure of the Song of the Australian Magpie (1998)
An Analysis of Bow Technique (2008)
The 6 Cello Suites by J.S.Bach - History - Analysis - Audio - Video (2012)
This is no Poetry - Poems by a crazy man with no feeling for Rhyme" (1998)
Poems from the Cold Mountain / Han Shan (1998 / 2002)

Poetry (2003)

COMPOSITIONS

1996 - Ideas upon the River Maros f violin $ guitar *
1999 - Cathedral Ciaconna f cello solo * #
Fantasy on Jenolan Caves f cello solo *
2000 - Variations on "Maytime (Maienzeit)" f cello solo * #
2003 - Multicultural Suite f various recorders & cello *
2004 - Anniversary Valse f violin & cello
Cantilena f violin & guitar
2006 - Tango Celloguitar f cello solo * #
2007 - Variations on "My Fiddle is broken, my Heart is broken" f violin & guitar * #
2010 - Variations on Sakura, Sakura f cello solo * #
2013 - Rainforest Sonata for solo cello #
2014 - 5 Preludes for the sound of the lower strings #


c 2003 - Arabian Improvisation * #
c 2005 - Imrovistaion in imitation of the Erh Hu * #
2011 - Didgeridoo * #


TRANSCRIPTIONS:

Cello solo:
Asturias (Albeniz) * #
Verano Porteno (Piazzolla) * #
Melancholy Galliard (Dowland) #
Cantico (Sojo) #
Prelude 3 (Villa-Lobos) * #
Spanish Romance (Anonymus) * #
Gymnopedie 1 (Satie) #

Summertime (Gershwin) #
Meditation from Thais (Massenet) * #
Ich armes Maegdelein ( Anon) *

2 Cellos:
Lute Suite No 1 in E minor (J.S. Bach) #
Pavanas & Canarios (Sanz)
Variations on Folias (Giuliani)
Intermezzo (Granados)
The Swan & Bach Prelude G (Saint-Saens / Bach / Mertens) #

Cello & Guitar:
Cello part to Prelude 1 (Villa-Lobos) #
Cello part to Recuerdos del Alhambra (Tarrega) #
Milonga del Angel (Piazzolla)
Cantabile (Paganini)
Sonatina (Beethoven) #
Cello Sonata, Largo (Chopin)
Stuecke im Volkston (pieces in popular mood) No 2 (Schumann)
Sonata in E minor (Vivaldi)
Ave Maria (Caccini) #
Sonata for Viola da Gamba No 2 D major ( J.S. Bach)
Spanish Romance #
Those were the Days (Fomin)
Autumn Leaves (Kosma)

2009 (edited) Cello method in 2 Volumes, c 100 pieces (in the making since 1990)
2010 (edited) Guitar student performance pieces, 18 pieces (composed 1990-2005)

* - has been recorded on CD / iTunes
# - can be viewed on Youtube

Scores can be downloaded free on the "sheetmusic" page
For recordings see "CD-releases" page


Music by Georg Mertens in Movies:

2012 - The following 7 music pieces recorded and arranged or composed by Georg Mertens have been selected for the movie "Fils de Grece" (Greece): Asturias - Meditation - Spanish Romance - Variations on Sakura, Sakura - Tango CelloGuitar - Didgeridoo - Vivaldi Largo II in e minor.

2014 - The music of "Didgeridoo" & "Arabian Improvisation" have been chosen for a documentation on Asylum seekers in Germany / Munich Rindermarkt. English Title: First class asylum

 
   

All rights reserved
Copyright 2005