Galliano is an outstanding accordion and bandoneon performer who plays with great passion and spirit. He is even more heightened in this setting with the I Solisti Dell'orchestra Della Toscana, a large string ensemble, pianist Stefano Bollani, harpist Cinzia Conte, and a pair of percussionists. Galliano or his hero Astor Piazzolla wrote this richly romantic music, based in classical, chamber, and tango traditions. The middle of the CD features four of Galliano's shorter pieces. "San Peyre" features typical lush, skyline vistas, Galliano's wistful musings, and "Flower Is a Lovesome Thing" flavorings.
Accordionist Richard Galliano did for European folk – specifically, the early 20th century French ballroom dance form known as musette – what his mentor Astor Piazzolla did for the Argentinian tango. Galliano reimagined and revitalized a musical tradition, expanding its emotional range to reflect modern sensibilities, opening it up to improvisation learned through American jazz. In fact, Galliano was more of a jazz musician than a folk one, although he blurred the lines so much that distinctions were often difficult to make.
Richard Galliano, one of the greatest accordionists of the modern era, and unimpeachable jazz guitarist Sylvain Luc collaborated in the ’90s before going their separate musical ways. The two musicians now reunite their talents for this duo project dedicated to the grande dame of French chanson. The result is a virtuoso jewel, showcasing and reawakening the freshness of the Piaf repertoire in this, the 100th anniversary of her birth.
The time of the accordion has arrived. Following a classical chart-topping album by Martynas on Decca, Richard Galliano releases his second album – Vivaldi on the iconic Deutsche Grammophon label.
Three years after the success of his Bach album and after revisiting the music of Nino Rota, accordionist Richard Galliano turns to Baroque music with a new album devoted to Vivaldi. Once again, Richard Galliano has chosen purity and simplicity in recording his own version of The Four Seasons, with his arrangement for accordion and string quintet. Four arias from Vivadi operas, also arranged by Richard Galliano for accordion, complete this imaginative release.
Acclaimed tango and world fusion accordionist Richard Galliano headlines this 2009 performance film, in a trio that also includes double bassist Jean-Philippe Viret and Jean-Marie Ecay. Featured selections include: " Sertao," " Waltz for Nicky," "Spleen" and "Libertango." Accordionist Richard Galliano did for European folk specifically, the early-20th-century French ballroom dance form known as musette what his mentor Astor Piazzolla did for the Argentinean tango. Galliano re-imagined and revitalized a musical tradition, expanding its emotional range to reflect modern sensibilities, and opening it up to improvisation learned through American jazz.
Ce disque est plein de charme. La rencontre de ces deux artistes met en évidence leur richesse personnelle… Sans être absolu, ce CD est très agréable à écouter, pour celui qui aime la musique. Pour exemple, je choisirai la deuxième partie de "Blues sur seine"; de l'accordéon et de la contrabasse au sommet.
Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, French accordionist Richard Galliano and Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren form the trio “Mare Nostrum”. This band forges connections between the discrete musical cultures of its three protagonists. This new album marks the return to the studio of a European supergroup. And they're on top form.