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Playing the Concertina
Een muziek documentaire van filmmaker B. Out van Pilgrimm Pictures. Bezoeken aan het Horniman Museum en historische plekken in London, interviews met o.a.; Douglas Rogers, Steve Dickinson van Wheatstone en Pietro Valente. Impressies van het "Hands on Music weekend". Veel muziek.
Recensies uit o.a. de USA:

"It's a music documentary through which you get to travel with Pauline to the UK and through Europe as she converses with concertina makers, historians and notable players, gets her English Concertina tuned, and takes a variety of lessons that range, on the one hand, from instruction on how to play Irish music on the English Concertina to, on the other hand, a weirdly hilarious approach to improving phrasing and the like by passing tennis balls back and forth to a piano accompaniment. And along the way you get to hear lots of beautiful music (both classical and folk/dance) played on the English Concertina. Watching the DVD raised my enthusiasm for the instrument to the highest level ever." Bill (William F) Finnegan January 2013 ""Playing the concertina", I have viewed five times to date. It is wonderful beyond my ability to describe. I can't decide if it is a travelogue set to beautiful music, a historical documentary or a Master Course on concertina playing. It must be all three in one." Jim Cush 23 July 2012 "Watching "Playing the Concertina" has been a great introduction as well as being a fantastic motivational piece that I'm sure to return to time and again." Christian CjD, 15 March 2005


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Concertina Scape 2
Classical Music (1840-1912) voor Wheatstone's concertina uitgevoerd door Pauline de Snoo op concertina en Chris van de Kuilen op piano. 2016. Bladmuziek bij de cd gratis verkrijgbaar als ebook (pdf) op aanvraag.

Classical Music for Wheatstone's Concertina 1840 - 1912

Bladmuziek bij de cd gratis verkrijgbaar als ebook (pdf) op aanvraag behalve de muziek van Frank Bridge die bij iedere muziekzaak verkrijgbaar is.

Bernhard Molique 1802-1869

Six characteristic pieces for the Concertina and Pianoforte op. 61

James Harcourt 1818-1883 Sonata Opus 2 for violin or concertina and piano, 1861

Frank Bridge 1879-1941 originally written for cello and piano between 1901 – 1912

Andantino for Concertina and Piano by Julius Benedict 1804-1885

Serenade (Andante) for Concertina and Piano by Giulio Regondi 1823-1872

Barcarole 1856 for Concertina and Piano by G.A. Macfarren 1813-1887

Integral recording during rehearsals from 2012 / 2015. Pauline de Snoo on English Concertina and Chris van de Kuilen on piano.


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Concertina Scape
"Contemporary music (1985-2004)" voor Wheatstone's concertina uitgevoerd door Pauline de Snoo op concertina en Chris van de Kuilen op piano. Zang Katrien Verheijden. February 2008.
Informatie en recensie:

Deze cd is geproduceerd met het doel om in geluid hedendaagse muziek beschikbaar te stellen die speciaal is geschreven voor Engelse Concertina. In de hoop dat het anderen ook zal inspireren tot het componeren. Muziek gecomponeerd door:

Richard Williams componeerde diverse stukken voor concertina. Tween van zijn stukken voor piano en concertina staan op deze cd: Summer Song en Nocturne.

Chris van de Kuilen en Pauline de Snoo componeerden gezamenlijk Concertina Scape tijdens hun studie aan Fontys Conservatorium. Het is een stuk in vier delen dat doet denken aan de sfeer in een grote stad, bijvoorbeeld de stilte van de vroege ochtend, het verkeer tijdens de spits, de vormgeving van de stad, romantiek van een hete zomermiddag.

Oliver Hunt (1934-2000) doceerde compositie en guitaar aan de Royal College of Music in Londen. Hij componeerde Song of the Sea in 1985, opgedragen aan Douglas Rogers. Veel van het melodische materiaal komt uit het zeemanslied "Windy old weather", alhoewel het thema niet volledig te horen is tot het einde. Het is een soort programma muziek met passages waarin het geluid van de rustige golven, zeemeeuwen die zweven in de lucht enz. te horen is.

Hazel Leach, componeerde Webworks eerst en enkele jaren later de twee liederen voor trio (voice, concertina, piano): Selfportrait en Sting in the Tale. She originally wrote the songs for the Big Band United Women's Orchestra, of which she is also one of the conductors and bandleaders.

Keith Amos kreeg opdracht van Douglas Rogers in 1987 om een stuk te schrijven met de titel "Compositae".

CD review by Paul Walker as published in CW 459 2014.
Within 70 seconds of loading this CD, I was aware that I had stumbled across what I consider a ground-breaking album. One that, without fuss, bypasses all the hyperbole, by delivering music written and played by the concertina, for 20th century and 21st century sensibilities. Of the eight compositions on the CD only two were written pre the Millennium; however it says little for my awareness of the music scene in that the CD was produced in 2008 and so it has taken me six years to find out and enjoy it. The concertina player is Pauline de Snoo, ably and dexterously accompanied by Chris van de Kuilen on piano. Two songs are interpreted by Katrien Verheijden. I love traditional folk ballads, but these songs deal with 21st century existence without the triteness of a pop song. It is difficult to describe the genres: at a guess I would say modern jazz/classical. Chord progressions and melodic structures are unfamiliar, whilst the full range of the 48 key English concertina is used. Even the bat squeaks at the top of the keyboard! The CD reminds me in parts of Escalator over the Hill by Carla Bley. Yet it is not remote or dissonant. The melodies and tempo are far from folk music, or my usual listening fare - roots rock rhythms. It is a source of regret to me that the concertina is so little utilised in this area, although the bands playing in Bolivia and South Africa encourage me to look for more. The playing throughout is expert; recording is crystal clear and the timbre of the concertina is a delight. One track is reminiscent of a French accordion, in others its metal ended tone is mercury bright, rising and falling on melodies that are emotional without being melodramatic or hackneyed. Even dense concertina chords, which can be spoiled on some models/boxes by overtones, ring true. I only have one complaint - why has it taken so long for a follow-up CD! Pauline de Snoo is self-effacing as regards credits on the sleeve. However this CD is a tour-de-force by her: the playing staccato or legato where required. Her style is fluid yet classically restrained - not the easiest thing to do on the English concertina. I am aware of no other CD that so clearly states, "Composers - you have another voice, another colour in your palate; the concertina is ready to express jazz and modern classical, whatever genre you choose to express yourself in."


Katy & Pasko Cd met zangeres Katy, concertinist Pauline de Snoo en band. het bevat een geheel nieuw repertoire van liedjes. Je herkent er de invloeden van klassiek, jazz en volksmuziek.
Pietro Valente mit Otto Weiss Trio Pietro speelt plays jazzy muziek op concertina. Bijvoorbeeld: Tea for two, As time goes by etc.


The great Giulio Regondi volume I and II. The Giulio Regondi Guild: David Starobin, guitar; Douglas Rogers, concertina; Julie Lustman, piano. Published by Bridge Records NY. BCD 9039 and 9055 Te koop via internet of grotere winkel.