Vienna Nocturne

“Vienna Nocturne,” nominated for a Grammy award, features European plucked-string music from the Classical and Romantic Eras performed on mandolin and guitar. It includes an exuberant version of Scheidler’s “Sonata in D,” Mozart’s songs for mandolin, two of Beethoven’s delightful original mandolin works, and a Strauss waltz with flute, violin, and cello.

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$15.00 Vienna Nocturne by the Mair-Davis Duo (CD)

Songs List

  1. Contentment – W. A. Mozart
  2. Waltz-Serenade – Heinrik Rung
  3. Come Dearest Mandolin – W. A. Mozart
  4. L’Encouragement – Fernando Sor
  5. Three Minuets – Franz Joseph Haydn
  6. Intermezzo Op. 116 no. 4 – Johannes Brahms
  7. Sonata in D – Christian Gottlieb Schiedler
  8. Adagio for Mandolin – L. V. Beethoven
  9. Sonatina for Mandolin – L. V. Beethoven
  10. Three Nocturnes – Friedrich Burgmuller
    Allegro moderato
    Adagio catabile
  11. Artist’s Life Waltz – Johann Strauss


“As chamber players, Mair-Davis and Friends are outstanding — the ensemble’s performance is excellent. Their graceful and elegant phrasing and rhythmic sense brings subtlety and nuance to the music.”

Mary Gutherie
Guitar Review (USA)

“The playing is so musical, so full of expressive touches, that I was soon won over.”

Channing Gray
The Providence Journal (USA)

“Performances that are fresh and deeply musical.”

John Guinn
Detroit Free Press (USA)

“Listen and find yourself charmed by the spirit and elegance of Vienna in its ‘Golden Age.’… Pour the sherry and light the candles. Let’s play this one again.”

John Steen
Victory Review (USA)

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