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Inger Murray – RIP

Inger Murray

ZZMusic are shocked and saddened at the recent passing of Inger Murray, the renowned psychologist, author of Getting Rid Of Stage Fright And Performance Anxiety and wife of Royal Academy of Music accordion professor, Owen Murray. 

Gigi Stok – Centenary – 100 years of great accordion music

ZZ Music has new Gigi Stok old stock music in stock! How sad that due to Covid 19 restrictions the planned concert celebrating Gigi Stok’s centenary will not take place this year in Italy.  Plans are afoot to postpone it till next year depending on how the virus behaves over this coming winter. However, ZZ Music will endeavour to mark the maestro’s centenary by making available some new, old stock music after the more recent Ricordi/BMG publications now out of print have become increasingly hard to find.

Romano Viazzani releases 2007 album Encore on Spotify and other platforms

Encore album cover

Romano Viazzani releases 2007 album Encore on Spotify and other platforms. Encore was also released in 2007 originally and is an album of mixed concert repertoire featuring some jazz, musette, tango and accordion showpieces as well as two Viazzani’s own compositions so has something for everyone. The album is solo accordion only

Romano Viazzani re-releases 2007 Classical Accordion CD Piazzolla – Ángel Suite/Bobic – Liturgical Suite – on Spotify and other platforms

Piazzolla/Bobic.Romano Viazzani. A superb introduction to the Classical Accordion repertoire. Includes previously unrecorded material as well as concert favourites.J.S.Bach (1685-1750) (Book I, 48 Preludes and Fugues, The Well-Tempered Clavier) 1) Prelude No.2 in Cminor 2) Fugue No.2 in Cminor Davor Bobić (1946- ) Liturgical Suite (The last days of Jesus Christ on Earth) 3) Glory to God in the Highest 4) In the Garden of Gethsamane 5) Crucifixion Franck Angelis 6) Romance Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741) The Four Seasons 7) Winter – Movement I from Concerto No.4 in F minor(op8, no.4 RV297) Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Ángel Suite 8) Milonga del Ángel 9) Muerte del Ángel 10)Resurrección del Ángel Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) 11)Moto Perpetuo

Romano Viazzani re-releases 2007 Classical Accordion CD Piazzolla – Ángel Suite/Bobic – Liturgical Suite – on Spotify and other platforms – It is the first of his back catalogue to be released on line and others will follow soon. 

Beltrami Accordions/Liuteria Oggero’s Stefano Oggero in the UK in October 2020 undertaking accordion repairs

Stefano Oggero repairing in our workshop

We are happy to announce the return of Stefano Oggero from Beltrami Accordions, and now his very own company Liuteria Oggero in Stradella, will be over in the UK in october 2020 and will be undertaking repairs and tuning work on accordions. Please email us at info@zzmusic.uk to book a visit for an assessment and estimate for any repair work.

Leeds International Organ Festival to feature accordion for the first time in 2020

Leeds International Organ Festival -Logo

ACCORDION CONCERT AND PODCAST TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN THE LEEDS INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL 2020 – Leeds International Organ Festival welcomes the Classical Accordion to its 2020 Festival with a special podcast and concert. The Podcast with Professor Owen Murray of the Royal Academy of Music is available from 1pm onward on Friday 19 June at www.anchor.fm/leedsiof  and the concert by his student Qianyu Zhang is available from 1.15pm onward on Monday 22 June at www.lioflive.org.uk

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Covid 19 Lockdown Video – Tango Italiano

Tango Italiano Lockdown video Screenshot

The Romano Viazzani Ensemble – Covid 19 Lockdown Video – Tango Italiano. The Romano Viazzani Ensemble posted a lockdown video of Tango Italiano on social media one the tracks featured on their recent album London Tango whose opening words really suited the times, to thank their friends and musician colleagues in Italy for being the first to lead us through this pandemic with music.  Music, that thing which is so underfunded and ignored by politicians (and one could say the same about many countries’ health services too) became the next most important thing in helping people get through the situation after the health service.