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S'il vous plaît - accordion miniatures

Composer Johannes Brahms
Philip Glass
George Frideric Handel
Jacques Ibert
Michel Legrand
Astor Piazzolla
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Domenico Scarlatti
Franz Schubert
Dmitri Shostakovich
Igor Stravinsky
Performer Mie Miki
Catalogue Number BIS-1804 CD
EAN 7318590018040
Format CD
Release date Feb 2011
Total time 69'24

"A showcase for Miki's amazing talent” MusicWeb International

"Mie Miki zeigt in ihrer neusten Einspielung nicht nur ihr großes Talent und ihre technische Präzision, sondern mehr noch ihre Kreativität und Wandlungsfähigkeit…"; "A showcase for Miki's amazing talent… with her fantastically versatile instrument and flawless technique." MusicWeb International

Hailed as ‘Queen of the classical accordion’, Mie Miki made her first public appearance at the age of five, and has since then given countless concerts. This CD brings together pieces that she doesn’t necessarily perform in public, however – rather they are the ones that she plays when needing to take a break from practising her next concert programme: old friends and new, childhood acquaintancies, and some surprise guests from a wholly different musical universe. Pieces for harpsichord (Daquin’s Cuckoo or Handel’s Blacksmith) or piano (Stravinsky’s Tango and Schubert’s two Moments musicaux) rub shoulders with original accordion compositions such as Wolfgang Jacobi’s Sérénade. Moods range from the irrepressible Miss Karting, straight out of the great French musette tradition, and the breakneck comedy of Road Runner, to the intense pathos of Astor Piazzolla’s Chiquilín de Bachín and the calm serenity of A Spotless Rose, in Brahms’ setting (originally an organ prelude). As Mie Miki explains in her introduction, the disc ‘represents a mosaic landscape, a product of coincidences, dreams, journeys, memories and nostalgia’, from which the listener is free to choose pieces according to mood and whim – finding something suitable for any occasion.
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  Louis-Claude Daquin
01 Le Coucou from 3ème Suite, 1er livre de pièces de clavecin, 1735 1'40
  Jean-Philippe Rameau
02 Rigaudon 1 & 2 from Pièces de clavecin, 1724 1'14
  Domenico Scarlatti
03 Sonata in C minor, K11. Allegro 2'40
  Georg Friedrich Händel
04 Aria and Variations ‘The Harmonious Blacksmith’ from Suite No.5 for harpsichord, HWV430 4'46
  Wolfgang Jacobi
05 Sérénade from Divertissement pour accordéon 3'37
  Franz Schubert
06 Moment musical in F minor, D780/3. Allegro moderato 1'46
  Franz Schubert
07 Moment musical in F minor, D780/5. Allegro vivace 2'32
  Johannes Brahms
08 Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen. No.8 from 11 Choral-Vorspiele für die Orgel, Op.122 3'34
  Jacques Ibert
09 Le vieux mendiant from Histoires for piano solo 2'22
  Jacques Ibert
10 Le petit âne blanc from Histoires for piano solo 1'52
  Igor Stravinsky
11 Tango for piano solo 2'58
  Philip Glass
12 Modern Love Waltz for piano solo 1'49
  André Astier
13 Miss Karting 2'08
  Joë Rossi
14 Novelty Polka 2'36
  Michel Legrand
15 Les Parapluies de Cherbourg 4'10
  Astor Piazzolla
16 S.V.P. (S’il vous plaît) 2'44
  Astor Piazzolla
17 Chiquilín de Bachín 3'52
  Astor Piazzolla
18 Chau Paris 2'46
  Astor Piazzolla
19 La Bicicleta Blanca 4'46
  Edward Confrey
20 Dizzy Fingers 1'44
  John Zorn
21 Road Runner 5'04
22 Polonaise in A minor, ‘Farewell to the Fatherland’ 3'28
  Dmitri Shostakovich
23 Farewell Waltz from Roundabout of Dances 2'24
  Album total 69'24
ComposerAstier, André
Brahms, Johannes
Confrey, Edward
Daquin, Louis-Claude
Glass, Philip
Händel, Georg Friedrich
Ibert, Jacques
Jacobi, Wolfgang
Legrand, Michel
Piazzolla, Astor
Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Rossi, Joë
Scarlatti, Domenico
Schubert, Franz
Shostakovich, Dmitri
Stravinsky, Igor
Zorn, John
AccordionMiki, Mie

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