Cookie Control

We use cookies to improve the use of our website, our products and services, and confirm your login authorization or initial creation of account. By clicking "Ok" or by continuing to use our website, you agree to cookies being set on your device as explained in our Privacy Policy. You may disable the use of cookies if you do not wish to accept them, however, this may limit the website’s overall functionality.
Ok – I'm happy to proceed

Various: Classical Accordion

Add To Wish List + £12.99 - Out of stock

The winner of numerous international competitions, the brilliant young accordion player Ksenija Sidorova here presents her debut recording; a recital for solo classical accordion. A particularly accomplished artist, Ksenija has collaborated with many leading musicians (including the Belcea Quartet, and Valergy Gergiev with the CBSO), and won numerous awards and accolades. Still an underexploited resource in western classical music, the accordion has had a fast-increasing amount of music written for it since the mid-20th Century. Here, Ksenija Sidrova brings a varied recital featuring some of the best contemporary compositions for the classical accordion, alongside transcriptions of well-known works. No composer has been transcribed more often than Bach; but the accordion - heard here in Bach's Overture in the French Style - brings an advantage that few other instruments can offer; it's notes do not die away as soon as they are sounded. This allows an array of colouristic possibilities, denied to other musicians. Amongst the contemporary works here, Arne Nordheim's Flashing, written in 1985 for solo accordion, has become a classic of the accordion repertoire. Nordheim's music has a real sense of physicality, of movement and change on a large scale. In contrast, Luciani Berio's Sequenza XIII opens with a compressed melody which is gradually developed amid splashes of complex harmony and virtuoso filigree. Yuji Takahashu's Like a Water Buffalo is preceded on this disc by the poem that inspired it. Well-known in Takahashi's native Japan, it is a moving, heartfelt piece, strongly transmitting the sounds of freedom.

"one of the real finds of this series"The Times
Item number CHRCD019
Barcode 5060212590206
Release date 27/06/2011
Category Classical
Label Champs Hill
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Artists Schnittke, Alfred
Sidorova, Ksenija
Composers Piazzolla, Astor
Scarlatti, Domenico
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Nordheim, Arne
Berio, Luciano
Takahashi, Yuji
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Various: Classical Accordion, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Daniel Barenboim Plays Mozart
GIGLI, Beniamino: London Recordings
LANDOWSKA, Wanda: Dances of Ancient Poland
Art Music: Goya - Music of His Time
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 / BRAHMS: Tragic Overture 8110877 01/01/2004 £6.99
Few in stock Buy +
BEETHOVEN: 'Moonlight' Sonata / CHOPIN: Mazurkas 8110684 06/01/2002 £6.99
Out of stock
HAYDN / MOZART: Symphonies 8110841 07/01/2001 £6.99
Few in stock Buy +
MOZART / BRAHMS: Violin Concertos 8110921 11/01/2000 £6.99
Few in stock Buy +
MOZART: Piano Sonatas / BEETHOVEN: Variations 8110603 01/01/2000 £6.99
Few in stock Buy +
Discover the Classics, Vol. 1 8550035-36 12/01/1999 £12.99
Few in stock Buy +
Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items