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Sidorova Ksenija

Classical Accordion

  • Type CD
  • Label Champs Hill
  • UPC 5060212590206
  • Catalog number CHRCD 019
  • Release date 01 August 2011
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About the album

The winner of numerous international competitions, the brilliant young accordion player Ksenija Sidorova here presents her debut recording; a recital for solo classical accordion.

A particularly accomplished artist, Ksenija has collaborated with many leading musicians (including the Belcea Quartet, and Valergy Gergiev with the CBSO), and won numerous awards and accolades.

Still an underexploited resource in western classical music, the accordion has had a fast-increasing amount of music written for it since the mid-20th Century. Here, Ksenija Sidrova brings a varied recital featuring some of the best contemporary compositions for the classical accordion, alongside transcriptions of well-known works. No composer has been transcribed more often than Bach; but the accordion - heard here in Bachʼs Overture in the French Style - brings an advantage that few other instruments can offer; its notes do not die away as soon as they are sounded. This allows an array of colouristic possibilities, denied to other musicians.
 
Amongst the contemporary works here, Arne Nordheimʼs Flashing, written in 1985 for solo accordion, has become a classic of the accordion repertoire. Nordheimʼs music has a real sense of physicality, of movement and change on a large scale. In contrast, Luciani Berioʼs Sequenza XIII opens with a compressed melody which is gradually developed amid splashes of complex harmony and virtuoso filigree.
 
Yuji Takahashuʼs Like a Water-Buffalo is preceded on this disc by the poem that inspired it. Well-known in Takahashiʼs native Japan, it is a moving, heartfelt piece, strongly transmitting the sounds of freedom.
 
This recital album also features a ʻbonus trackʼ - Astor Piazzollaʼs Asleep, the first of the composerʼs Five Tango Sensations, performed by Ksenija Sidorova with the exuberant young Sacconi Quartet.

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    Flashing
     
    07:21
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    Overture in the French Style, BWV 831: I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro - Adagio
     
    07:04
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    Sequenza XIII: Chanson
     
    09:15
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    Sonata in D Minor, K. 77: I. Moderato e cantabile - Minuetto
     
    05:09
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    Sonata in D Major, K. 33: I. Allegro
     
    03:12
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    12 Variations 'Ah, vous dirais-je, maman', K. 265/300e
     
    08:45
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    Revis Fairy Tale: I. Chichikov's Childhood
     
    02:09
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    Revis Fairy Tale: II. Officials
     
    02:22
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    Revis Fairy Tale: III. Waltz
     
    03:15
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    Revis Fairy Tale: IV. Polka
     
    02:33
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    Like a Water Buffalo: I. Like a Water Buffalo
     
    01:02
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    Like a Water Buffalo: II. Like a Water Buffalo
     
    09:30
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    Five Tango Sensations: I. Asleep
     
    06:51

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