squeezora Posted June 13, 2006 Share Posted June 13, 2006 I'm very interested in knowing who are the serious classical concertina players in the world. I hope there are some that I've not heard of, but would like to hear of. I like all the different forms of concertina music that I hear, but I personally am more interested in playing the various kinds of music that are lumped together as Classical. I play, Calatayud, Dowland, Hayden, Mozart, Bach, Villa-Lobos, Ponce, etc. as solo pieces, a lot of it gleened from the Classical guitar and lute repertoir and others that I arrange myself. I especially like playing the Bach Chaconne, it's my favorite piece. But are there others doing this, or am I sort of alone. The concertina seems perfectly suited to this music. I busk with these pieces on the streets of Clermont-Ferrand and the music is very well received. I might also add that the French are very generous to street performers, not like in some other countries (I won't mention names) where the people seem absorbed only in themselves and give only a few pennies. So it's a happy place to be for a musician. T his is the only thing I do, that is, practice and play on the streets. I play a 48 key Aeola with metal ends and my friends tell me you can hear it 6 blocks away. It is really wonderful playing Spanish dances on the concertina. So if you are playing this type music or know someone who is. Please Post the info here. I praise the invention of the concertina as one of the most beautiful instruments ever thought of and not fully appreciated by most, but it's day will come. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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