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No piano on that one

BASIL RAMSEY overhears musicians getting together

Apapaziz    GKJ001

no piano on that one - Gilles Apap, violin (c) 2001 Apapaziz Productions


This is a one-off record by musical friends in memory of musical friends, a pot-pourri of mostly well-known pieces. The title is a statement of fact: violin, accordion, cymbalum, contrabass, harpsichord, and harp, but minus piano. A Scarlatti sonata via the accordion is a strange experience, but not to be derided when in the hands of a musician, although I'm not persuaded that Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas have found a useful alternative.

This venture stands or falls by the quality of the arrangements and the performances, which are all professional, and therefore allow some hilarity, and mayhem for the last track [listen -- track 23, 1:02-1:33].


Copyright © 3 October 2001 Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK






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