Sunday, December 16, 2018

Von Schadow's Mignon

This is a painting titled "Mignon" by Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow, painted in 1828. I love artwork of angels playing mandolins.,_Friedrich_Wilhelm_von_-_Mignon_-_1828.jpg

Mandolin Bibliography

Mandolin History and Family Resources

Britannica Book of Music. Benjamin Hadley, ed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday / Britannica Books, 1980.

The Early Mandolin – The Mandolino and the Neapolitan Mandoline. James Tyler and Paul Sparks. Oxford University Press / Clarendon Press, 1989. 2001 printing.

European & American Musical Instruments. Anthony Baines. New York, NY: Viking Press, 1966.

Frets Magazine. Cupertino, California: GPI Publications.

The Gibson Catalog “J” (reproduction) Battle Creek, Michigan: Gage Printing Co.

Harvard Dictionary of Music. Willi Apel. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1966.
Images of America: C.F. Martin & Co. Dick Boak. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2014.

Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. David Munrow. London: Oxford University Press, 1976.

History of the Mandolin. Konrad Wolki; translated from the German original by Keith Harris. Arlington, Virginia: Plucked String, 1984. First English edition.

The Larousse Encyclopedia of Music. Geoffrey Hindley, ed. Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1977.

The Mandolin – A History. Graham McDonald. Jamison, Australia: Graham McDonald Stringed Instruments, 1975.

The Mandolin Manual – The Art, Craft and Science of the Mandolin and Mandola. John Troughton. Ramsbury, Marlborough, Great Britain: The Crowood Press, 2002. 2014 impression.

Martin Guitars: A History. Richard Johnson and Dick Boak. New York, NY: Hal Leonard Books, 2008.

New Citharen Lessons (1609). Thomas Robinson. William Casey and Alfredo Colman, eds. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 1997.

The Oxford Companion to Music, Tenth Edition. Percy A. Scholes. John Owen Ward, ed.
London: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Sears, Roebuck and Co. Consumers Guide Fall 1909 (reproduction).

Classical Mandolin Society

The Classical Mandolin Society's website is It includes a list of mandolin orchestras.