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Legendary accordionist Richard Galliano again forges new paths in classical music with this album of well-known Mozart pieces arranged for him and a string quintet. The third album of classical repertoire from the legendary jazz accordionist, this follows his successful albums of Bach and Vivaldi. Richard Galliano shows a clear empathy for the music of Mozart, largely borne from his origins playing classical music at the beginning of his career before turning his attentions to jazz. "Playing Mozart on the accordion and the bandoneon!" jested Galliano. "It's true that it's something that doesn't happen every day. The public finds it hard to imagine… are accordionists afraid to play Mozart' But in my opinion no music ever sounded so obvious. Like J.S. Bach's compositions, Mozart sounds marvelous on an accordion."
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Richard Galliano set for Baku Jazz Festival concert dedicated to 25th ann. of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and France / AzerNews
Famous French accordionist Richard Galliano will give a concert in Baku. The event will take place on October 25 at 20:00 in the Electra Events Hall, Report.az informs. The splendid concert dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and France will be held within the framework of the Baku International Jazz Festival happening from October 20 to ...
Richard Galliano Quartet: New Jazz Musette / theguardian review
In his 30-year career, French accordion virtuoso Richard Galliano has done what Astor Piazzolla did for the tango – rescued a traditional music – in this case the French musette – from the grip of nostalgic cliche. Galliano also rescued his instrument from its abject beret-and-striped-jersey role, placing it at the heart of modern, jazz-influenced European music. This double CD is dazzl...
DG artists - Ksenija Sidorova & Richard Galliano make 'Musical Toronto's 'Record Keeping'
Deutsche Grammophon seems to be deliberately seeking artists with both a command of familiar and beloved classical repertoire and a special popular appeal, the formula in these new CDs being excellence of performance coupled with well-known music in fresh arrangements. Most of the freshness in these new CDs comes from the chosen instrument, an accordion. The accordion is not known as an instrument of cho...
Richard Galliano brings his magicianship to Ystad Sweden Festival / Jazz Journal
Michael Tucker rather enjoys the opening days of the 2016 Ystad Jazz Festival in southern Sweden, including Marlene VerPlanck, Bill Mays, Paolo Fresu and French accordionist - Richard Galliano. Standing ovations were accorded to two superb and deeply memorable concerts of the opening days: one from Galliano, who offered an hour of his solo magicianship to a packed S:ta Maria Kyrka, and the other fro...
Richard Galliano - Mozart / WFMT: Featured Release
Accordionist Richard Galliano again forges new paths in classical music with this album of well-known Mozart pieces. The third album of classical repertoire from the legendary jazz accordionist follows his successful albums of Bach and Vivaldi. Here he enlists the help of a talented quintet of string players to perform transcriptions of Eine kleine Nachtmusik, the Clarinet Concerto and more. The Moza...