Mame - Fred Hector And His Accordion Band* - Accordion Encores (Vinyl, LP, Album)

He loved it, and this course, taught by famous modern composer, Otto Luening, changed his life. He began to compose modern music for the accordion. Johnny LaPadula won that year and went on to win the Coupe Mondiale. Shortly thereafter, Carmelo composed Sonata No. This was the first sonata written for the accordion. Within a week of his graduating with a special commendation in music from Columbia, Carmelo accepted a commission as an officer in the U.

Navy, a position he held for two years. During this time, he continued to compose accordion music. He realized the importance of creating serious music for the accordion, because, in Carmelo's words quoted from an article he wrote at age 23 for the publication, Accordion and Guitar World" Theresa Costello of O.

Pagani Publishers recognized the young composer's talents and went to work publishing and promoting his "modern compositions". Pagani featured Carmelo in half-page advertisements in the Accordion and Guitar World magazine, published by John Gerstner, in the late s. While raising a family, he taught accordion, conducted accordion ensembles, composed and arranged, and joined the celebrated "Gene Donati Orchestra", playing at events from weddings to the White House.

During his year tenure with the Donati orchestra, he performed for every president from Lyndon B. Johnson to George W. As its first president, Carmelo encouraged the organization to bring in guest performers, such as Art Van Damme, Maddalena Belfiore, Charles Magnante, and Julie Kasprzyk Cardonaand to sponsor local competitions for the area's students.

This was a thriving organization for many years. The United States can be proud of its young generation of accordionists. One of her finest is Carmelo Pino. Carmelo, who is not only active as a composer and instrumentalist performing both as a soloist and member of the Accordion Symphony Society of N. Pino has just completed a series of performances with the National Symphony Orchestra.

On March 26th, Mame - Fred Hector And His Accordion Band* - Accordion Encores (Vinyl, and 29th, Mr. Pino performed with the opera "Natalia Petrovna," an opera in two acts. From the early s throughCarmelo played with the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as with many other well-known orchestras, as a soloist, with ensembles, and as an accompanist to famous singers such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Ute Lemper, and the beloved Three Tenors Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.

One of Carmelo's proudest moments was when, after the concert with the Three Tenors, Pavarotti was leaving the stage and paused to put his hand on Carmelo's shoulder. As he faced the audience, there was roaring applause. Carmelo had been chosen for the Three Tenors performance by Pavarotti after a series of successful solo performances in which Carmelo accompanied the famous tenor.

The mere mention of the word conjures up hopelessness and despair. If you have a parent, family member or friend who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, you need to develop one thing…. An individual who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's has no control over the fact that they may repeat things over and over, forget who you are or worse, get lost when they venture out on their own. Although the disease was described in by German physician, Alois Alzheimer, there is still much to learn about the disease, how to cope with the Alzheimer patient and what medications might be helpful.

Inmy dad was diagnosed Mame - Fred Hector And His Accordion Band* - Accordion Encores (Vinyl Alzheimer's. There were no known treatments at that time, nor was there any way to diagnose the condition until the patient passed and a brain autopsy was performed. When my dad left us init was not because of Alzheimer's but other complications.

I did consent to a brain autopsy at that time to assist in the research. He did not have Alzheimer's, but he did have dementia brought on by depression due to the loss of a spouse and a debilitating injury which curtailed his activity to do what he liked best - work. Whatever the reasons, Alzheimer's or any form of dementia is difficult for any of us to comprehend and the stress for the caregiver is unimaginable.

To see a vibrant man like Carmelo reduced to living in a care facility, dependent on others for his day-to-day care, is heartbreaking. Salvatore M. Febbraio of Mt. Vernon passed away at home on November 27,after a courageous fourteen years battle with prostate cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

D and M. He was the founder and executive director of the Febbraio School of Music since Over the years he shared his gift by influencing many students to go on to a musical career and influenced many in their appreciation of music. Many former students recall his wonderful teaching ability in music and life experiences. He was very influential in numerous civic affairs one being on the Mayor's Senior Citizens Advisory Board; where he played at the first Advisory Board Luncheon and continued this performance for 64 years.

He was also past president and present member of the board. His faithful caregiver Olga. Predeceased by his brother Thomas. Donations may be made to either: 1. Calvary Hospice, Eastchester Rd. Aldo J. DeRossi, 93, of Fairhaven died Tuesday November 30, at home. He was the husband of Ida M. Pires DeRossi; they had been married for 65 years.

He lived in New Bedford for most of his life before moving to Fairhaven. Aldo took up playing the accordion in his teens and became an accomplished performer, composer, and teacher. The school was expanded to include other instruments in the s. Over the years, thousands of DeRossi Music School students performed and competed in state and national competitions, winning their first national title in in New York City.

This was followed by over national and state band and solo championships. Over the years, Mr. In addition to being a successful accordion teacher, Mr. DeRossi was also a noted composer. He composed over ten original compositions, many of which have been used as required competition pieces in states across the country. These include "Trickling Keys" which sold over a million copies and the "Whaling City Concerto" which he composed in in honor of the City of New Bedford.

In addition to playing, composing, and teaching, Mr. DeRossi was the founder of the Accordion Teachers Association of Massachusetts, an organization that is still very active today and which sponsors the annual New England Music Competiton and Festival. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Steven A. DeRossi and his wife Catherine, and Barry J. DeRossi and his wife Judy; five grandchildren, Dr. Scott S. DeRossi and his wife Dr. Katherine Ciarrocca, Attorney Gina L.

DeRossi and her husband Attorney Darren I. Goldberg, Kim Walecka and her husband Dr. Kevin Walecka, Todd M. Charles Nunzio, 97, of Basking Ridge died on October 19, Born in Sicily, he came to the U. He became a world-famous accordionist, teacher, composer, and arranger. He had a music studio in Newark and later in Nutley where he trained many champion accordionists who became successful professional artists. He made his debut in a recital at Town Hall inand an appearance in Carnegie Hall the following year.

His piece accordion orchestra won first prize at the New York World's Fair. A consummate performer, he received many awards, one of which summarized his year career: "Presented to The Legendary Charles Nunzio in recognition of your contributions in developing the accordion's American Evolution as artist, teacher, composer, and innovator and as an inspiring idol to so many accordionists. The impact of your contributions will forever be felt. He was predeceased by his wife Helen Vitiello Nunzio and is survived by two sons, John of Montville and Charles of Nutley, many nieces and nephews and long-time companion Jean Garzione of Basking Ridge.

AAA Newsletters - latest newsletters available online. To stay up to date on future Soundstreams events, please consider joining our EMuse list or becoming a Soundstreams Insider. The accordion is believed to have been built around in Berlin. As an instrument, it conjures several types of images in the mind, such as being played by French musician, perched along the river in Paris, or only in folk music.

It was used in popular music beginning around tobut then began to fade with the invention of new instruments like the electric guitar. But there are still many musicians who still feature the instrument in rock and pop music.

Although its reputation faded through the s up until somewhat recently, the accordion is now experiencing a LP resurgence, thanks to indie bands like Arcade Fire and Mumford and Sons, or acts like Weird Al Yankovic, all according to the LA Times. In honour of our upcoming concert Squeezebox on February 10we set out to find an array of popular songs that feature the accordion. Check out our list below, complete with some honourable mentions. Did we miss a favourite of yours?

Be sure to tell us in the comments! For their first two albums, British band Mumford and Sons were known for their Americana sound, featuring instruments LP the accordion, banjos, LP acoustic guitars. Fixed now. Then again, I also have a soft spot for the accordion. This is surprising since I used to hate that instrument while growing up in Italy. I guess my family attended way too many small town festivals where all you heard was the accordion — I thought that music sounded ancient and antiquated and so different from what one heard in Milan.

This album is closer to Jazz and chock full of accordion. Maurizio Minardi, Spiro, Trio Dhoore and Motion Trio will also make accordion fans extremely happy at least, listening to them puts a smile on my face.

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