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Weekly News from Around the World - 09-Oct-2020
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Vídeo: Karlssons Musik celebra su 50 aniversario - Suecia Vídeo: Karlssons Musik celebra su 50 aniversario - Suecia
Celebraciones del 70 aniversario de CMA y Trophée Mondial 2020 en línea
Stas Venglevski "Poetic Rhapsody" Estreno mundial en AWAM - EE. UU.
"Opera Bretelles" se presenta en Estavayer-le-Lac - Suiza
Dúo Madera realiza el concierto "From Gershwin to Carmen", Almere - Holanda

Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

Closing date: 2020 XIII International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero” - Spain
Video: Alessandro Mugnoz "Divertimento n.2" by Adamo Volpi - Italy
“Die Hosenstricker” Duo Compete in Radio Kärnten Musiparade - Austria
Guy Klucevsek Appointed to Faculty of New England Conservatory - USA
Leonard Brown ‘Requested by You 2’ Double CD, England – UK
Over 1.13 Million Views For Campbell Bettridge Bach Performance
International Digital Electronic Accordion Society (IDEAS) Virtual Symposium 3.0 - USA
Morand Cajun Band Album "Paradis Cajun" - France
Video: Nonato Lima Virtual Performance - Brazil
Dan Newton "Out of my Dreams" CD Release - USA

Future events

Raffaele Damen Performs at Museo del Novecento, Milan - Italy
“Scythian” Entertains at Steelstacks Outdoor Dining, Pennsylvania – USA
24th Season of “Gnesin Represents…” Concert Series, Moscow - Russia
CNIMA Accordion Workshops with Jacques Mornet and Nathalie Boucheix - France

CD Reviews

CD Review: Quodlibet CD by Friedrich Lips

New and Updated Sites

34a Convención Anual de Acordeón NAA, Texas - EE. UU.
AAA Historian Joan Grauman Contributes Articles on Accordion Personalities

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Vídeo: Karlssons Musik celebra su 50 aniversario - Suecia Vídeo: Karlssons Musik celebra su 50 aniversario - Suecia

Sven Karlsson, Siv Karlsson, Ingvar Karlsson, Lars Karlsson, Daniel Bengtsson, Sofi Blücher
Imagen de arriba del equipo de Karlssons: Sven Karlsson, Siv Karlsson, Ingvar Karlsson, Lars Karlsson, Daniel Bengtsson, Sofi Blücher. Ingvar y Siv Karlsson fundaron la empresa el 3 de marzo de 1970 y ahora son una de las familias famosas del mundo del acordeón.

Este año Karlssons Musik celebra su 50 aniversario. Su celebración planeada con un gran concierto benéfico en el Kungsbacka Teater se pospuso hasta el próximo año debido a la pandemia de Covid-19, sin embargo, llevaron a cabo una pequeña celebración de su jubileo con un concierto gratuito en vivo el 4 de octubre.

El video de arriba presenta folk rock, estilos musicales tradicionales, clásicos y otros, artistas en el siguiente orden:
Banda Lars Karlsson
William Leijon
Annika Andersson
Bengan Janson.

Sus principales celebraciones del 50 aniversario ahora se llevarán a cabo el 9 de octubre de 2021.
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Celebraciones del 70 aniversario de CMA y Trophée Mondial 2020 en línea

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Frederic DeschampsEl Trophée Mondial 2020 se celebrará online del 16 al 29 de noviembre y es el 70 aniversario de la Confederation Mondiale de l’Accordeon (CMA).

La competición incluirá el Trophée Mondial y el International Open Trophy. No hay límite para el número de candidatos por país o por categoría y las inscripciones ya están abiertas. Habrá una variedad de clases de grupos de edad desde menores de 10 años hasta categorías de adultos para "Variedades / World Music / Jazz" y "Clásico".

El presidente de la CMA, Frédéric Deschamps (imagen a la izquierda), ha anunciado que los resultados finales de cada categoría se publicarán al final de la competencia.

La fecha límite de inscripción es el 15 de octubre de 2020. Detalles completos en: cma-2020.com

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Stas Venglevski "Poetic Rhapsody" Estreno mundial en AWAM - EE. UU.

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Stas Venglevski ofrecerá un concierto el 6 de diciembre a las 3 pm, organizado por A World of Accordions Museum en Superior, Wisconsin, EE. UU.

El concierto contará con obras de Bach, así como el estreno mundial de su nueva e importante obra "Poetic Rhapsody". Stas atribuye el encargo y los créditos dedicatorios de este trabajo al museo AWAM.

La primera mitad del concierto presentará la música de JS Bach que incluye: Passacaglia y Fugue en Do menor, BWV 582, Toccata y Fugue en Re menor, Preludio y Fuga VI del clave bien temperado (Libro dos), Invención en Do menor (tres parte), Invenciones en mi mayor y si menor (dos partes) y preludio coral en fa menor, BWV 565.

La segunda mitad del concierto estrenará su Poetic Rhapsody, Zydeco Madness de Bill Sussman y música de Hiromi Uehara.

Se implementarán procedimientos de distanciamiento social Covid-19 entre los miembros de la audiencia. Se requieren máscaras.

Además, el concierto se transmitirá en vivo y se enviarán enlaces de transmisión en vivo antes del evento.

Para más detalles, envíe un correo electrónico a: aworldofaccordions@gmail.com
Stas Venglevski

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"Opera Bretelles" se presenta en Estavayer-le-Lac - Suiza

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"Opera Bretelles" ha sido invitada a actuar en el nuevo evento "Opera for All" de la Asociación Classic’azimut en el Azimut Hall en Estavayer-le-Lac, Suiza, el 11 de octubre a las 5 pm. Vea el cartel para más detalles.

El grupo incluye un cuarteto de cantantes (soprano Joelle Delley Zhao, mezzosoprano Marie-France Baechler, tenor Michel Mulhauser y barítono Jean-Luc Waeber) acompañados por el acordeonista Christel Sautaux y dirigido por Jérôme Maradan.

Imagen de abajo: información de la cubierta y la pista del CD, detalles completos en: Christel Sautaux
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Dúo Madera realiza el concierto "From Gershwin to Carmen", Almere - Holanda

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El dúo Madera, formado por Leo van Lierop (acordeón) y Arjanne Bruggeman (flauta), ofrecerá un concierto vespertino titulado “From Gershwin to Carmen” el 23 de octubre a las 2 pm en Almere, Holanda. Este es uno de una serie de conciertos vespertinos organizados por Goede Rede.

El dúo se esfuerza por resaltar la combinación de flauta y acordeón, ambos con composiciones y arreglos originales interpretando música clásica, jazz y folk.

Su programa incluirá obras de Gershwin, Doppler, Rutter, Poulenc, Reis así como Fantaisie Brilliante sur themes de Bizet's Carmen (Borne).

Para más detalles, envíe un correo electrónico a: info@goederedeconcerten.nl

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Closing date: 2020 XIII International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero” - Spain

Escudero posterEscudero posterThe closing date for entries into the 2020 XIII International Accordion Composition Competition “Francisco Escudero” is October 16th, 2020.

The contest will take place on October 23rd, 2020 organised by the Hauspoz Euskal Herriko Akordoei Elkartea.

For further details email: info@hauspoz.org

Download competition information and rules: 2020Escudero.pdf

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Video: Alessandro Mugnoz "Divertimento n.2" by Adamo Volpi - Italy

Alessandro MugnozHistorical video. In 2010 Alessandro Mugnoz performs, with pianist Claudia Menghi, the "Divertimento No. 2" by Adamo Volpi (1911-1980); one of the first Italian pieces in the field of chamber music with accordion.

Adam Volpi, great organist, composer and teacher, was one of the reference figures of the first, now historical, literature for accordion; having dedicated to the instrument various concert pieces, recreational/didactic and chamber music, in a rather academic style, but always balanced and refined.

Recorded at the Ancona, Auditorium of the Higher Institute of Musical Studies "G.B. Pergolesi", 03 December 2010.

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“Die Hosenstricker” Duo Compete in Radio Kärnten Musiparade - Austria

“Die Hosenstricker” Duo from Lavant Valley in Austria are currently competing in the Radio Kärnten Musiparade. Listeners vote for the best soloist or group and each week the performers receiving the highest votes progress to the next round. The video above is their latest song entered in the competition.

The duo includes Thomas Koller (Styrian harmonica) and Stephan Schriefl (guitar). They enjoy playing a mix of folk music and pop to entertain their audience.
Die Hosenstricker

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Guy Klucevsek Appointed to Faculty of New England Conservatory - USA

Guy KGuy Klucevsek has been appointed to the part-time faculty of the New England Conservatory in the Contemporary Improvisation Department as Accordion Instructor. In this innovative program, students take one private lesson a week on their instrument to advance their performance skills, and another lesson specifically in improvisation with a faculty member who plays an instrument other than the student's.

Guy said that he is honored to have been appointed and excited to begin working with students.

Guy Klucevsek is a very versatile and highly respected accordionist / composer who has performed and/or recorded with many mainstream musicians such as: Laurie Anderson, Bang On a Can, Brave Combo, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Coleman, Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, Rahim al Haj, Robin Holcomb, Kepa Junkera, the Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Present Music, Relâche, Zeitgeist, and John Zorn.

Klucevsek has just Released! “Vignettes, Short Pieces for Accordion” Delightful original compositions and you can read about them at: Guy Klucevsek

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Leonard Brown ‘Requested by You 2’ Double CD, England – UK

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Leonard BrownVideo: from the Leonard Brown Show Live DVD - Abba Medley

‘Requested by You 2’ is a new and very entertaining double CD from the popular accordionist Leonard Brown from Newcastle, accompanied by the equally talented Liam Stewart (piano), Duncan Findlay (guitar and banjo), John Sinton (bass), and Malcolm Ross (drums).

In my opinion, this is a superb 26 tracks album, with great playing throughout from Leonard, fine arrangements, excellent sound quality, and a diverse programme that should appeal to a wide audience. Leonard, like other pro accordionists, has been performing concerts on the internet during this year’s pandemic period, and all the tracks are requests from listeners.

The first track on Disc 1 is the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, getting everything off to a swinging start with this old favourite (evoking memories for me of the much missed Dermot O’Brien, who recorded this tune in similar fashion in the 1960s). This is followed by Pistonette, a valse musette composed by the late, great Maurice Larcange. Track three is a lively Trip to Bavaria dance set, first of some Scottish selections on these discs.

Disc 1 includes two old chestnuts beloved of accordionists through the decades - Lady of Spain, complete with impressive bellows shakes, and the Cuckoo Waltz.

There are some catchy polkas on this album, namely The Paypal Polka, Box and Fiddle Rag, and The Beer Barrel Polka, plus a catchy novelty number Skippy, written by Bobby McLeod.

By way of contrast there are some well-known classical pieces – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel), Gold and Silver Waltz (Lehar), Carnival of Venice (with variations), Flight of the Bumble Bee (Rimsky-Korsakov), and a Classical Medley (Tritsch-Tratsch Polka/Rondo a La Turca/Can Can/William Tell Overture).

Other tracks include a Beatles Medley, an Elton John Medley, Hits from the Blitz, the famous hymn How Great Thou Art, and the final track We’ll Meet Again – a tribute to the late, great Vera Lynn.

This album works on different levels: there is varied entertainment that should please most listeners, and there is also a high level of technique to satisfy the more discerning ear.

Leonard Brown became only the second Englishman to become All Scotland Accordion Champion in 2012 (Robert Whitehead was the first in 1978). He is one of the busiest and most prolific recording accordionists in the UK, with several CDs and DVDs to his credit.

For further information email: leonardbrownaccordion@gmail.com

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Over 1.13 Million Views For Campbell Bettridge Bach Performance

Campbell BettridgeNew Zealand performer and teacher Campbell Bettridge has had over 1,137,788 views of his arrangement of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BMV 565, by J S Bach.

This is one of the most viewed Bach compositions online that is performed by an accordionist. Congratulations to Campbell Bettridge.

On his website, you can read about the arrangement and see sample pages. Catalog: bettridge01

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International Digital Electronic Accordion Society (IDEAS) Virtual Symposium 3.0 - USA

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Digital accordionists will soon be enjoying 2020’s largest and most expansive virtual accordion event at the IDEAS Virtual Symposium 3.0. The event will be held from November 5th to 20th, 2020! That’s 15 days of wall-to-wall learning content and concerts from some of the world’s finest digital accordionists from around the globe.

Registrations are still open on the IDEAS site.

Because this year is a virtual event, pricing is half of our normal live event Symposium pricing. Yet you will get 40 classes to attend (any or all of them), and 4 concerts, all of which will be recorded and posted on our Members Only section of our web site only for Symposium attendees to view well into the future.

For further information: thegr8.ideas@gmail.com

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Morand Cajun Band Album "Paradis Cajun" - France

Video: "Paradis Cajun" by the Morand Cajun Band. This is their 4th album on Cajun-zydeco music featuring band members Roger Morand (melodeon & vocals), Jean-Marie Ferrat (guitar, bass, and sound), Patrick Plouchart (violin & vocals) and Michel Droz (board & snare drum).

For details email: roger.morand@free.fr
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Video: Nonato Lima Virtual Performance - Brazil

Accordionist, vocalist and composer Nonato Lima (Ceará, Brazil) had the pleasure of playing virtually with his friend Eduardo Taufic (keyboards). Enjoy.

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Dan Newton "Out of my Dreams" CD Release - USA

CD coverDan Newton celebrated the release of his new CD "Out of my Dreams" with a live stream on Social Media on October 5th. The CD features Dan's own compositions.

During October, Dan will be streaming live every Monday at noon.

You are welcome to send requests to: daddysqueeze@yahoo.com

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Future events


Raffaele Damen Performs at Museo del Novecento, Milan - Italy

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Accordionist Raffaele Damen will give a concert with Roberta Pandolfi (piano) at the Museo del Novecento, Piazza Verdi in Milan Italy on October 13th at 5.30pm for the Amici della Musica Udine.

Raffaele will perform the premiere of “Time Toccata” for accordion solo written by composer Sonia Bo. This work was completed during the full lock down period, and tries to examine the subject of time with suggestive sound.

Their program will also include music by Danilo Comitini, Uroš Rojko, Martin Lohse and
Igor Stravinsky.

The duo will give a live preview of this concert on Italian Radio3 Rai, Piazza Verdi program on October 10th at 4pm.

For details email: raffaeledamen@gmail.com

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“Scythian” Entertains at Steelstacks Outdoor Dining, Pennsylvania – USA

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“Scythian” which includes accordionist Dan Fedoryka, are the guest performers at the Steelstacks Outdoor Dining event, Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square Arts Quest Center in Bethlehem Pennsylvania on October 11th from 4pm.

The band play a variety of energetic rock with an Irish-Gypsy-American blend and clever storytelling to excite their audience.

Seating at this event is limited and reservations are required. Please bring a mask. Maximum of 4 people per table. All Covid-19 guidelines will be adhered to.

For details phone: 610-297-7100

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24th Season of “Gnesin Represents…” Concert Series, Moscow - Russia

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The 24th Season of “Gnesin Represents…” concert series will be held at the RAM Gnesin concert hall in Moscow on October 17th at 2pm.

Performers include duo of accordionists Arslan Aliev and Aleksej Pankratov, duo Nikita Ukrainskiy and Ilona Savina, Kirill Rusinov, Aleksandr Komelkov, Olzhas Nurlanov and Vladimir Stupnikov.

Please note: Masks must be worn at all times. Entrance without a mask is forbidden. Covid-19 social distancing regarding seating arrangements will be upheld, so the number of available seats will be limited.

For details phone: +7 (495) 690-24-22

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CNIMA Accordion Workshops with Jacques Mornet and Nathalie Boucheix - France

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Dates for upcoming CNIMA Accordion Workshops with Jacques Mornet and Nathalie Boucheix in Auvergne, France are:

October 19th to 23rd, 2020 (for adult beginners)
October 26th to 31st, 2020
December 26th to 30th, 2020

These workshops are aimed to teach students the fundamentals of Jacques Mornet's teaching method. Mornet approaches the accordion as a wind instrument thus allowing a radical improvement in the student's playing.

Subjects covered will include good holding of the instrument, good use of the bellows, the study of the 4 articulations (legato, tenuto, aggressive staccato and aspired staccato) and musicality to improve technique.

The workshops will be available onsite in person, or online via Skype. All Covid 19 sanitary rules are strictly respected.

For further details email: cnima@orange.fr

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CD Review: Quodlibet CD by Friedrich Lips

Quodlibet CD cover by Friedrich LipsCD Reviews Index for the Review of Quodlibet CD by Friedrich Lips. Review by Joan Cochran Sommers in English and German languages.

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34a Convención Anual de Acordeón NAA, Texas - EE. UU.

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La Asociación National Accordion Association (NAA) celebrará su 34a Convención Nacional de Acordeón anual en el Hotel Hyatt Regency en Richardson, Texas, del 17 al 20 de marzo de 2021.

El presidente Norman Seaton ha confirmado que el evento retendrá la convención de 2020 ellos "De lo clásico a lo popular: el mundo del acordeón". Las inscripciones para hoteles y convenciones se abrirán el 1 de noviembre de 2020.

Para obtener más información, consulte: NAA
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AAA Historian Joan Grauman Contributes Articles on Accordion Personalities

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Joan GraumanAAA Historian Joan Grauman has placed more of her feature articles on the AAA website at: Archival Information

This month, articles on the lives of Frank Marocco, Manny Bobenrieth and Lou Coppola were added, plus two other articles including videos on Lou Coppola, bringing the current total to 23 of Joan’s articles in the AAA website at: Archival Information

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