Repertoire 2019/20


Basically Baroque
Being the only professional duo with baroque mandolin and baroque/archlute worldwide, we perform newly rediscovered original 18th century music by Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Scarlatti and others

The Era of the virtuoso
We use original 19th instruments for performances of music for mandolin and guitar by Schubert, Sarasate and Debussy.

Music from the USA for mandolin and guitar.
Our programme "America" is the result of several US tours and a collaboration with famous composers from the guitar community and established composers who have written their first composition for our instruments. This project has also been published very successfully by Naxos.

Programme with Léon Berben (harpsichord/organ/piano)

Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach
Rendezvous Barock
music from the 18th century with baroque mandolin, lutes (archlute/baroque lute) and harpsichord

Girolamo Frescobaldi, Georg P.Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach
Virtuoso Baroque
music from the 18th century with baroque mandolin, lutes (archlute/baroque lute) and organ

Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Classical Sonatas with piano and mandolin (with historic instruments from the 18th century)

Concerts with orchestra

Radamés Gnatali (1907-1987)
Suite Retratos for mandolin, guitar and strings

Barry Mills (*1949)
Concerto for mandolin, guitar and orchestra


Duo Ahlert & Schwab GbR
Espenweg 40
59192 Bergkamen
Fon: +49 (0)2307 4381635
e-mail: duo (at)