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Super Orchestra Day, Ripley - UK

2018 Super Orchestra Day
Question: What do 75 accordion players do on a rainy Sunday in the UK?
Answer: Gather at the village hall in Ripley, UK to be part of the 2018 Super Orchestra Day organised by Julie North and conducted by lan Watson.

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2018 Super Orchestra Day

Raul Barboza’s 80th Birthday Celebration, Paris - France

Raul Barboza Birthday ConcertAccordionist Raul Barboza, born in 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, celebrates his 80th birthday on Thursday October 25th, 8pm, at Pan Piper, 2-4 Impasse Lamier, 75011 Paris. The evening features spots by numerous accordionists and other musicians, as listed on the poster.

Raul Barboza is one of the world’s most admired exponent of chamamé,

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Milos Milivojevic solo CD release, London – UK

Milos Milivojevic
Accord for Life CD cover by Milos MilivojevicLondon-based Serbian accordionist Milos Milivojevic has recorded a solo classical CD for the Nimbus label, ‘Accord for life’, set for release on November 2nd.

Tracks:
Scarlatti – ‘Sonata in D Minor, K. 1’;
Scarlatti – ‘Sonata in F Major, K. 44’;
Scarlatti - ‘Sonata F Sharp Minor, K. 25’;
Mendelssohn – ‘Organ Sonata in D Minor, Op. 65, No. 6: I. Chorale and Variations’;
JS Bach – ‘Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'’;
Viktor Vlasov – ‘Five Views on Gulay State’;
Franck Angelis - ‘Interieur’;
Viatcheslav Semionov – ‘Don Rhapsodie, No. 2: II, second movement’;
Sarasate – ‘Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43’.

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CD Reviews

Now in German and English, Book Review: The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion by Friedrich Lips

Now in German and English, CD Reviews Index for the review of the Book titled "The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion" written by Friedrich Lips, reviewed by Prof. Joan Sommers in both English and German. Read the review at CD Reviews Index.

Books available online by Friedrich Lips:
Catalog: kslips00 The Art of Bayan Playing and Playing the Accordion Artistically
Catalog: kslips01 Die Kunst des Bajanspiels, Methodik und Didaktik des künstlerischen Akkordeonspiels
Catalog: kslips02 Die Kunst der Bearbeitung klassischer Musik für Akkordeon
Catalog: kslips03 The Art of Arranging Classical Music for Accordion

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New and Updated Sites

K Trio New Site Address - USA

K TrioK Trio New Site Address. The K Trio of Mary Kasprzyk Tokarski, Julie Kasprzyk Cardona and Walter Kasprzyk have performed extensively nationally and internationally.

The K Trio has also released three CD's which are available online:
The K-Trio - Classically
The K-Trio - Images
The K-Trio - Take 2

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Lilliput I, II and III eBooks Released by Ivano Battiston - Italy

Ivano BattistonIn pdf format sent to you by email.
The Lilliput series by Ivano Battiston is not an accordion method but a collection of small musical forms, divided into five volumes, inspired by the Mikrokosmos by Béla Bartók and composed with the following didactic intents:

- offer musical material - to the accordionist with a single note instrument - from the very first lessons up to the thresholds of a medium level preparation (fifth year of study);
- bring the scholar closer to most musical forms and to a heterogeneous sound world;
- lead the young accordionist towards a gradual exploration of the instrument, through an active participation in the problems of musical interpretation;
- increase instrumental skills through learning based on the increase in the number of sounds;
- introduce the scholar to the orchestral dimension of the accordion, also creating compositions inspired by the characteristics of the other musical instruments.

The pieces can be played with any type of instrument provided with single notes.

Volumes II and III of Lilliput! are required for the accordion admission exam in Italian music high schools (Licei musicali).

Catalog: battiston107 - Lilliput I
Index of 27 titles: view sample music pages.
Book of 41 pages.

Catalog: battiston108 - Lilliput II
Index of 23 titles: view sample music pages
Book of 45 pages.

Catalog: battiston109 - Lilliput III
Index of 16 titles: view sample music pages
Book of 37 pages.

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Video: New Arrangement, The Jackson Medley by Renzo Ruggieri - Italy

Renzo RuggieriThe Jackson Medley arranged by Renzo Ruggieri for Virtuoso Entertainment is now available online for public sales. View sample page and performance video above.

Catalog: rrenzo519 The Jackson Medley

Video: Viivi Maria Saarenkylä performing The Jackson Medley (arr. Renzo Ruggieri) at the Closing Gala of Shenzhen Xixiang Music Valley international accordion competition in China, July 2015.

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