Album by the French accordionist Maurice Larcange next to instruments such as piano, bass, drums, saxophone and guitar. In the singer's vocal tracks Marc Pascal, a voice Larcange used quite some time. The CD features 20 interpretations of other themes suitable for ballroom dancing: quickstep, tango, waltz, foxtrot, bolero, madison, rumba, march, swing, disco, samba and slow offering a repertoire for practice ballroom or to enjoy hearing about an hour.
Larcange Maurice, born near Valenciennes (France) (1929-2007) has been one of the best French accordionists of the history, great figure in music 'musette' and conductor. He learned the instrument in the family school of his father and eventually became an internationally renowned musician, renowned radio and television, with a large number of music recordings, of which many were of his own creation ('Pistonnete' 'Look musette', etc..). Larcange, (nickname 'Momo') worked in the teaching and promotion of young talents of the accordion.
Album released in Spain in 1968 by Decca Phase 4 Stereo performed by the great French accordionist Maurice Larcange, which offers 12 splendid interpretations of other themes universally associated with the image of the so-called City of Light, Paris. The music of Paris has always been associated, besides the Piaf, with the accordion.
Album released in France in 1988 orchestrated by the great French accordionist Maurice 'Momo' Larcange and his orchestral group, with instruments like piano, accordion, bass, drums, saxophone and guitar. There are 17 songs sung by singer Marc Pascal, a voice that Larcange used quite some time. The CD offers 26 interpretations of themes suitable for ballroom dancing.
On first thought, one might be hard-pressed to find a common ground between Algerian raï music and Latin jazz. But for the pianist Maurice el Medioni, an Algerian-born Jew who left his home for France decades ago as an exile, and the Cuban-born, New York-based percussionist Roberto Rodriguez, the link connecting North Africa and Cuba is a direct one – by way of Spanish Andalusia. World music fusion exercises are more common all the time, and cultural distinctions often become so blurred that the sources are obscured rather than accented.
Sentimental Journey CD series is a strong one with lots of fine music from a wide diversity of artists. I really like the music on this albums. The sound quality is really rather good considering the age of these recordings.
Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.