A Mozart - Anne
listening to this CD , dedicated to Mozart,
one is left fascinated and full of admiration.
The Salzburg genius, who never fails to astound us with
his music , is represented here by works of various origin and
for a diverse range of musical instruments that were unusual or
“new” for the era: from barrel organs to musical clocks:
music boxes to glass harmonicas: tunes that are not famous but
One remains impressed , again, by the technical and above
all, expressive capabilities of the “concert accordion”
that succeeds in the interpretation of a unusual repertoire ,
not the usual “classic” Mozart.
Finally we admire ( and thank) the interpreter Anne
Landa, one of the few female, professional accordionists around
today ( we remember here that historically, the first exponent
of the concert accordionist in the 19th century, was a woman,
the French Louise Reisner and l’accordeon diatonique!
The Spanish accordionist merits high praise especially for the
intelligent choice of programme. As she asserts in the accompanying
booklet, usually concert accordionist have recently been busy
in the contemporary music field or in transcribing music from
the baroque or romantic periods, thus leaving the alone the huge
repertoire of the classic period..
Here therefore with this CD, Landa
has begun to redress the balance, adapting a few of the Mozart
works to sound better with an accordion sound. The depth of the
her interpretation is further evidenced by the sensitivity and
clarity of her performance: qualities that demonstrate the
selected pieces in a new and illuminating way.
Reviewed by Alessandro
Mugnoz, May 2008
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