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J.S.BACH - The Six Cello Suites (2 CD's)
Georg Mertens - cello solo
(2012)

A New Interpretation according to the
dynamic mapping (architectural design) by Bach

(see web page BACH CELLO SUITES (click here)
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DISC 1

Suite No 1 in G major BWV 1007

1      Prelude(Dotzauer) 2:23
2      Allemande            4:48
3      Courante              2:51
4      Sarabande           3:15
5      Menuets               3:22
6      Gigue                   1:45

Suite No 2 in D minor BWV 1008

7      Prelude               4:16
8      Allemande         3:52
9      Courante             2:22
10    Sarabande          4:56
11    Menuets              3:26
12    Gigue                  2:53

Suite No 6 in D major BWV 1012

13      Prelude            5:20
14      Allemande        7:19
15      Courante          4:12
16      Sarabande       5:50
17      Gavottes          4:40
18      Gigue                5:01

 


DISC 2

Suite No 3 in C major BWV 1009

1      Prelude               3:40
2      Allemande           4:04
3      Courante             3:34
4      Sarabande          4:30
5      Bourrees             4:04
6      Gigue                   3:20

Suite No 4 in Eb major BWV 1010

7      Prelude                4:22
8      Allemande            4:47
9      Courante              3:45
10    Sarabande           4:35
11    Bourrees              5:01
12    Gigue                    2:45

Suite No 5 in C minor BWV 1011

13      Prelude               6:45
14      Allemande           6:21
15      Courante             2:33
16      Sarabande          2:59
17      Gavotte               5:10
18      Gigue                   2:03

 


J.S BACH - The Six Cello Suites (2CD's)
Georg Mertens- cello solo (2012)
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Georg Mertens
CELLO SOLOS
- LIVE recordings from the Concerts in the Caves (2009)

Including World First Recordings for cello solo of:
'Albeniz Asturias', 'Piazzolla Verano Porteno', 'Spanish Romance', 'Maytime Variations', 'Erh-Hu' & 'Arabian' Improvisations for Cello Solo

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1 – Cathedral Ciaconna (Georg Mertens)
2 - Variations on Neidhardt's “Maienzeit” (Georg Mertens) *
3 - Hungarian Rhapsody op 68 (David Popper)
4 - The Swan - from The Carnival of the Animals (Camille Saint-Saens) *
5 - Arabian Improvisation for cello solo (Georg Mertens)
6 - Nana from Suite Populaire Espagnole No 2 (Manuel de Falla) *
7 - Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite Espanola No 5 (Isaac Albeniz arr. for cello solo by G M) *
8 - Verano Porteno (Astor Piazzolla arr. for cello solo by G M) *
9 - Sarabande from Suite V for cello solo, BWV 10011
10 - Erh-Hu Improvisation for cello solo (Georg Mertens)
11 - Prelude No 3 from 5 Preludes for Guitar (Heitor Villa-Lobos arr. for cello solo by G M) *
12 - Tango Celloguitar for cello solo (Georg Mertens) *
13 - Meditation from the opera Thais, Andante religioso (Jules Massenet arr. for cello by G M)
14 - Tarantella op 23 (William Squire arr. for cello solo by G M)
15 - Spanish Romance for cello solo (Georg Mertens) *
16 - Vocalise op 34 No 14 (Sergej Rachmaninov)
17 - Ich armes Maegdelein for cello solo (Collection Forster 1546 arr. for cello by G M) *

 


Cello Solos -
Georg Mertens cello / Gavin Tipping piano (2008)
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CELLO  SOLO  SINGLES


Didgeridoo

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Variations on Sakura, Sakura



  DIDGERIDOO   (Georg Mertens)


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  VARIATIONS on "SAKURA, SAKURA"


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Georg Mertens & Gavin Tipping
CELLO FAVOURITES


A collection of the stunning cello student repertoir
form Breval to Romberg (2008)
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TRACKS
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1 Ludwig van Beethoven:
Sonatina in D minor (originally mandolin) *
2 Jean Babtiste Breval: Sonata in C major: I. Allegro
3 Georg Friedrich Handel: Aria in F major *
4 Domenico dalla Bella: Sonata in C major: II. Giga *
5 Henry Eccles: Sonata in G minor: Largo *
6 - Allegro *
7 J.S.Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Prelude *
8 - Courante
9 Bach - Gounod: Meditation - Ave Maria *
10 J.S.Bach: Arioso from Cantata BWV 156: I Adagio
11 Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata E minor RV 40: Largo *
12 - Allegro
13 Giovanni Baptista Pergolesi: Nina - from the opera "Tre Giorni"
14 David Popper: Happy (Fond) Recollections Op. 64,1
15 Gabriel Faure: Sicilienne Op 78
16 Cesare Cui: Oriental from Le Kaleidoscope Op. 50, 9
17 Piotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky: Chanson Triste in G minor
18 Gabriel Marie: La Cinquantaine *
19 Piotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky: Valse Sentimental Op. 51, 6
20 Bernhard Romberg: Sonata E minor Op. 38: I. Allegro non troppo



 


Cello Favourites -
Georg Mertens cello / Gavin Tipping piano (2008)
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Georg Mertens (-Moussa)
Music at Jenolan Caves

The first recording of the Cello concerts at Jenolan Caves (2000). - Still a few left!

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TRACKS

1 J.S.Bach Suite I - Prelude G major
2 - Menuet 1 & 2
3 G.Mertens - Jenolan Ciaconna *
4 J.S.Bach Suite II - Prelude d minor
5 - Sarabande
6 - Menuet 1 & 2
7 G.Mertens - Fantasy on Cathedral Cave *
8 J.S.Bach Suite III - Prelude
9 - Bourree 1 & 2
10 S.Rachmaninov - Vocalise
11 J.S.Bach Suite IV - Prelude
12 Suite V - Allemande
13 M.de Falla - Nana *
14 J.S.Bach Suite VI - Prelude
15 M.Forster - Poor Maiden Me

 


Music at Jenolan Caves -
Georg Mertens - cello solo (2000)
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The Paganini Duo
25 Years of Performing together


Gypsy & South American Duos for violin & guitar

Live recordings of the Underground Concerts at Jenolan Caves / Australia & Recordings made in Georg's studio.
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25 Years of Performing together -
The Paganini Duo (2007)
Gustaw Szelski - violin / Georg Mertens - guitar / cello
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The Paganini Duo
AN HOUR IN HEAVEN


Traditional Gypsy Music & Free Improvisations.

Live recordings of their amazing Underground Concerts at Jenolan Caves / Australia

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TRACKS
(+ Recorded at the following Concert)   

1   Bessarabian Girl  (26/6/2004)
2   Your blue Eyes are stunning  (28/4/2007)
3   Underground Improvisation / Bilbao (24/2/2007)
4   The Old Gypsy (27/5/2006) *
5   The Basso (3/5/2007)
6    Invitation to Dance (24/2/2007) *
7    If you love me, never leave me (3/5/2007)
8    Ungaresca  (27/5/2007)
9    Two Guitars  (28/5/2005) *
10   Underground Improvisation / Moldavian Nights (24/6/2006)
11   Son of Puszta  (25/1/2005)
12   Abandoned   (25/11/2006)
13   Waves of the Danube - "Anniversary Valse" (26/2/2005) *
14   Underground Improvisation /Tundra (27/11/2004)
15/16   Paganini - Centone di Sonata I   (24/3/2007)
17   Czardas (23/9/2006) (for score see "sheetmusic") *
18   Rasposchol  (24/2/2007)

* These songs can be seen on video:


 


An Hour in Heaven -
The Paganini Duo (2007)
Gustaw Szelski - violin / Georg Mertens - guitar / cello
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The Paganini Duo
BLUE MOUNTAINS GYPSIES

A compilation of our mixture of fiery and romantic Gypsy tunes. Most of the tracks are part of the Gypsy Music Concert program.

The Paganini Duo
BLUE MOUNTAINS GYPSIES

A compilation of our mixture of fiery and romantic Gypsy tunes.
Includes the beautiful Zigeunerweisen and Czardas, Hungarian Fantasy, Ungaresca.
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TRACKS

1   Deep Sorrow (trad. Gypsy)
2   100 Kisses (trad.Hungarian)
3   Andante from Zigeunerweisen (Sarasate)
4   Black Eyes (trad. Gypsy) *
5   Golden Earrings (Victor Young)
6   Lavota (trad.Hungarian)
7   River Maros (Georg Mertens)
8   Hungarian Fantasy (Russ Bovelino) *

9   Sinai Hora (trad.Romanian)
10   Czardas (Monti) *
11    My violin is broken (trad.Hungarian)*
12   Ungaresca (Mainerio)
13   Rasposchol (trad.Russian)
14   Two Guitars (trad.Russian) *

* These songs can be seen on video:

 

Blue Mountains Gypsies -
The Paganini Duo (1996)
Gustaw Szelski - violin / Georg Mertens - guitar / cello
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The Blue Mountains Trio
MUSIC FOR GRAND DINING


Delightful melodies composed during and age where society was rather self indulgent. The style you would expect to have heard on the Titanic.

Includes we are told the best recording of Pachelbel's Canon in D, The Blue Danube, La Paloma, Two Guitars.

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TRACKS

1    Told at Twilight (Huerter)
2    At the Cafe Continental (Grosz/Kennedy)
3    Blue Danube (Strauss)
4    Two Guitars (Russian Traditional)
5    Canon in D (Pachelbel) *
6    The Song of Songs (Moya)
7   Free (Kennedy/Carr)
8    Simple Aveu (Thome)
9    Serenata (Toselli)
10   La Golandrina (Italian Traditional)
11    A Perfect Day (Jacobs-Bond)
12   Jealousy (Gade)
13   Tune from County Derry (Trad./Grainger)
14   Gavotte (Bohm)
15   La Paloma (Italian Traditional)
16   March/Foxtrot (Kalman)

On the web page 'sheetmusic' you can download a not so boring cello part for the 'Pachelbel Canon' for free (as on CD)

 


Music for Grand Dining -
The Blue Mountains Trio (1997)
Gustaw Szelski violin / Georg Mertens cello / Gavin Tipping piano
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Georg Mertens - CLASSICAL GUITAR SOLOS
The "Blue Cassette" re-issued


Guitar solos from the Rennaissance to 20th century Brazil.

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TRACKS

1   H.Villa-Lobos Prelude I
2          Prelude IV
3   I. Albeniz Asturias
4   F.Tarrega Capricho d'Arabe
5   V.Sojo Cantico
6   A.Barrios Valse No 3
7   L.Milan Pavana
8   Anonymus Passamezzo
9   L.Fuhrmann Bourree
10   J.Dowland Queen of Elizabeth Galliard
11   S.L.Weiss Fantasie
12         Prelude D min
13        Tombeau
14   J.S.Bach Allemande
15         Bourree
16   F.Sor Study B minor
17   Anonymus Spanish Romance


Classical Guitar -
Georg Mertens guitar solo
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GEORG MERTENS GUITAR SINGLE


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Prelude C major (Praeambulum)
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Jodie Goldney& Georg Mertens
SOUNDS OF TIMBER


A collection of wonderful tunes from the Middle ages to the present day for woodwind (flauto dolce, recorder, sopranino, bass) with guitar & cello.

Includes the famous Greensleeves Variations, Handel Sonata, the medeival Saltarello and the thriving Didgeridoo, part of the "Multicultural Suite".

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TRACKS

1   Anonymus - Greensleeves to a Ground
2   G.F.Hande l- Sonata No 2 in A minor - Larghetto
3         Allegro
4         Adagio
5         Allegro
6   G.Mertens - Multiculturla Suite - French Ounverture *
7          Scherzo *
8          Barbarian Intermezzo - Trio *
9          Arabia Nocturna *
10        Didgeridoo *
11  B.Thorn - Salad Undressing II
12         III
13   W.Rein - Dunkle Wolk (Dark cloud)
14   T. Morley- Almain *
15    Anonymus - The Sick Tune *
16    W.Byrd -La Volta *
17          Wolsey's Wilde *
18    J.Dowland - Lachrimae Pavan
19          The Earl of Essex his Galliard
20    Anonymus Ghaetta
21    Saltarello I
22    Susato Tourdion
23    G.Mertens- Didgeridoo 2


Sounds of Timber -
Jodie Goldney recorders / Georg Mertens cello & guitar
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