CD Catalog


Here are Marilynn’s CDs — you can purchase, listen to song samples, and find out more information about each CD by clicking the links below. To date, Marilynn has sold over 100,000 recordings internationally.

  • Each CD is $15.00
  • Shipping & handling is $3.00 for the first CD and $1.00 per each additional CD.
  • US and Canada sales only. International shipping isn’t an option on this page.
    For international sales, go to where Marilynn’s CD and books are all available from her Uncommon Strings company and other sellers.
Roda no Rio CD cover Rio no Roda [Roda in Rio]
The debut CD by Marilynn’s Brazilian choro band, Agua No Feijao, includes traditional Brazilian choro and new compositions by Mauricio Carrilho and Marilynn herself. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, the disc is a party waiting to happen! More info
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Leave Something Behind CD cover Leave Something Unexplained
“Leave Something Unexplained” sends Marilynn’s music into new territories and forges new musical alliances along the way. Featuring Adam Larrabee, Radim Zenkl, Paulo Sa, and Enigmatica, as well as solo performances, this CD writes a new page in the history of an American mandolin icon. More info
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Enigmatica CD cover Enigmatica
Enigmatica, a mandolin septet directed by Marilynn Mair, releases its first CD. Part chamber orchestra and part plucked-string double-quartet, the music encompasses Baroque, Brazilian & Contemporary. More info
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Mandolin in the 18th Century CD cover The Mandolin in the 18th Century
Marilynn Mair, mandolin, performs original 18th century music from Vivaldi to Beethoven, accompanied by piano and string quartet. Voted “Best of 2003” by More info
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Nadando em Luz CD cover Nadando em Luz / Swimming in Light
A century of Brazilian mandolin. Marilynn Mair & Friends play choro, ranging from its early innovators to the classics of Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim and contemporary pieces by Mair and her fellow performers. More info
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Vienna Nocturne CD cover Vienna Nocturne
This CD and features plucked-string music from the Classical and early Romantic eras by Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and others. The recording was nominated for a Grammy. More info
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Spanish Serenade CD cover Spanish Serenade
This passionate CD features transcriptions of Romantic Spanish music including Granados’ “Oriental,” Bizet’s “Carmen,” and Albeniz’s “Granada.” More info
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ZU CD cover ZU
Original 20th-century music written for mandolin and guitar, this CD includes Ernst Krenek’s last composition, written for the Mair-Davis Duo. More info
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Metro CD cover Metro – World Café Quartet
The CD winds its eclectic way through Brazilian choro, the music of Eric Satie, French musette, jazz standards, and original compositions by group members. More info
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Sounding Joy CD cover Sounding Joy
Unique arrangements of favorite English and traditional carols with pieces by classical masters create a warm celebration for the winter holidays. More info
  • “Marilynn Mair performs Brazilian mandolin music… she plays the mandolin as an instrument for all occasions.”
    – Vaughn Watson, The Providence Journal (USA)

    “Stepping back to the 18th-century masterworks gave her the opportunity to highlight her technique with a fresh light… her playing is thoughtful, vibrant and a delight to listen to.”

    — Terence Pender, Mandolin Quarterly (USA)

    “A sparkling concert… absolutely brilliant!”

    – Guitar Magazine (England)

    “Mair travels by mandolin to Brazil and brilliance… her commitment to the music shines through.”

    – Rick Massimo, The Providence Journal

    “She’s a fabulous player with a wonderfully clear and lyrical sound.”

    – The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

    “Marilynn Mair lives up to her reputation as an excellent mandolinist, with clear tone, a beautiful tremolo, and creative expressiveness.”

    – Zupfmusik Magazin (Germany)

    “A brilliant concert from beginning to end…The performance was extraordinary.”
    – La Rioja (Spain)

    “Smudging the lines between folk and classical is an intrepid endeavor… Mair’s a superb mandolin player who has brought the instrument to unexpected places…”

    – Jim Macnie, The Providence Phoenix (USA)

    Bring a talented ensemble of gifted musicians together playing some of the great concertos and chamber music pieces of the 1700s, present the extraordinary classical mandolinist Marilynn Mair front and center, and you have a rare combination of the right musicians performing the right music at the right time.

    – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)

    “Mair is unstoppable… capable of evoking any landscape, past or present, you’d care to conjure.”

    – Mike Caito, Providence Phoenix (USA)

    “Mair displays an exceptionally gifted approach to this music, using her formidable mandolin technique with grace and sensitivity… It’s the next best thing to a trip to Rio.”

    – David McCarty, Mandolin Magazine (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair acquits herself very well indeed, a most accomplished player, able to deal with the many intricacies the repertoire demands of her.”

    – Chris Kilvington, Classical Guitar (England)

    Marilynn Mair on mandolin…touches the deepest and most engaging reaches of the ancient and passionate ‘Latin soul’.

    – Carlos Agudelo, Billboard Magazine

    “The final repeat of the melody transmitted a strong feeling of peace and tenderness that escaped no one in the audience. It is this sensitivity and subtleness that characterized the overall performance.”

    – Brian Hodel, Guitar Review (USA)

    “A lovely concert! We estimate your spell-bound and enthusiastic audience at close to 1800 people…”

    – Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair has always had the keen ability to balance classical mandolin traditions and repertoire, while constantly breaking new musical ground…a superb and versatile mandolinist and composer.”

    – – Butch Baldassari, Mandolin Magazine (USA)

    “Marilynn Mair é uma bandolinista americana de formação erudita”

    — Paulo Eduardo Neves, Agenda do Samba Choro (Brasil)