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Music Web International: "This is a showcase for Miki's amazing talent".

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. And this performer’s ability to capture all of this with her wonderfully expressive instrument has been tried and tested – for instance on her recording of Grieg piano pieces, BIS-CD-1629, of which the reviewer in Fanfare wrote: ‘It would be hard not to like this CD… it brings a smile to my lips whenever I play it.’
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$ 13.97
Extra material for download
  Composer: Daquin, Louis-Claude
01 Le Coucou from 3ème Suite, 1er livre de pièces de
clavecin, 1735
01:40 $ 0.35 USD
  Composer: Rameau, Jean-Philippe
02 Rigaudon 1 & 2 from Pièces de clavecin, 1724 01:14 $ 0.26 USD
  Composer: Scarlatti, Domenico
03 Sonata in C minor, K11. Allegro 02:40 $ 0.56 USD
  Composer: Händel, Georg Friedrich
04 Aria and Variations ‘The Harmonious Blacksmith’ from
Suite No.5 for harpsichord, HWV430
04:46 $ 1.00 USD
  Composer: Jacobi, Wolfgang
05 Sérénade from Divertissement pour accordéon 03:37 $ 0.76 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
06 Moment musical in F minor, D780/3. Allegro moderato 01:46 $ 0.37 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
07 Moment musical in F minor, D780/5. Allegro vivace 02:32 $ 0.53 USD
  Composer: Brahms, Johannes
08 Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen. No.8 from 11 Choral-Vorspiele
für die Orgel, Op.122
03:34 $ 0.75 USD
  Composer: Ibert, Jacques
09 Le vieux mendiant from Histoires for piano solo 02:22 $ 0.50 USD
  Composer: Ibert, Jacques
10 Le petit âne blanc from Histoires for piano solo 01:52 $ 0.39 USD
  Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
11 Tango for piano solo 02:58 $ 0.62 USD
  Composer: Glass, Philip
12 Modern Love Waltz for piano solo 01:49 $ 0.38 USD
  Composer: Astier, André
13 Miss Karting 02:08 $ 0.45 USD
  Composer: Rossi, Joë
14 Novelty Polka 02:36 $ 0.55 USD
  Composer: Legrand, Michel
15 Les Parapluies de Cherbourg 04:10 $ 0.88 USD
  Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
16 S.V.P. (S’il vous plaît) 02:44 $ 0.57 USD
  Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
17 Chiquilín de Bachín 03:52 $ 0.81 USD
  Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
18 Chau Paris 02:46 $ 0.58 USD
  Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
19 La Bicicleta Blanca 04:46 $ 1.00 USD
  Composer: Confrey, Edward
20 Dizzy Fingers 01:44 $ 0.36 USD
  Composer: Zorn, John
21 Road Runner 05:04 $ 1.06 USD
22 Polonaise in A minor, ‘Farewell to the Fatherland’ 03:28 $ 0.73 USD
  Composer: Shostakovich, Dmitri
23 Farewell Waltz from Roundabout of Dances 02:24 $ 0.50 USD
  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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