A few hours ago, on the Sunday 30th July 2006, Anthony Galla-Rini
had some troubles at the nursing home where he lived. He was taken
to hospital where the family quickly gathered to say their goodbyes.
His son Ron told me, that Tony Galla-Rini had a massive heart attack
and died, at the grand age of 102 years.
Galla-Rini had a huge influence on the development of the accordion
over so many decades. He is probably the most published arranger of
all time and was famous for his recordings and teaching. His
arrangements were always regarded as an epitomy of accuracy and
attention to detail.
I have had Tony in my life from the age of 15, so you can see how
much his passing means to me. He had a lot of influence on me,
personally, and for thousands of other accordionists for such a very
long time. He really was a truly great musician to whom every
accordionist owes a tremendous gratitude.
This is truly the end of a very historical era of the accordion!
May we all be so blessed to have such a long and productive life.
Professor of Accordion
University of Missouri, Kansas City
A full obituary of the life of Maestro Anthony Galla-Rini is on the Memorials Site along with funeral information, Saturday August 12th, including where you can send personal condolences.
Mika的表演将包括8月7日下午5：30分在 Casino de Vernet-Les-Bains, 8月9日下午5：30分在
Prieuré de Marcevol, 8月10日晚上9点在 Abbaye St Michel de Cuxà.? Mika
将演奏诸如Astor Piazzola创作的探戈, Sofia Goubaidoulina 为手风琴和大提琴创作的‘In Croce’
和Dvorak's 5 Bagatelles Op. 47（适合两部小提琴、大提琴和手风琴表演）.
Mountain 手风琴庆祝活动 t将于8月4日至6日下周末在蒙大纳Philipsburg举行. 嘉宾表演家包括 Lidia
Kaminska, Sammy Thomas, The King Bees of The Bayou, the Smilin’
Scandinavians 以及令人敬畏的Polka Babes. Mike 和Margie Aman将举办手风琴演奏 技术专题研讨会.
d´Acordions de Sabadell, formed in 1991 under the direction
of Miguel Ángel Maestro, accordion teacher of the Professional
Conservatory of Music of Sabadell, now has its own website.
The orchestra has won several competitions, most recent of which was the special 2006 Accordions Worldwide Award for the 1st Prize at the International Competition Città di Castelfidardo for Orchestras.