Did you know that Beethoven was a mandolinist, and wrote music for the instrument? This is Beethoven’s house in Mala Strana, Prague, where he wrote his works for mandolin in 1796, with a bas-relief of the great man himself on the front of the building…
Three mandolin methods from the 18th century, by Gabriele Leone, Giovanni Fouchetti and Pietro Denis, are useful references for the classical mandolinist. Currently out of print, they can be downloaded here:
The LME blog
Players, music and plucked strings.