Why this blog?

As a music student and performer, I feel the need to share and discuss my studies and my musical research. Therefore, this blog serves as a platform to deepen those discussions and share them with readers from all over the world. Secondly, keeping this blog is an exercise to deepen the understanding of the musical language, because writing and sharing makes us understand better. Thirdly, it is a free space to express my thoughts and reflections about this amazing and relatively new instrument, the bandoneón.

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The bandoneón 148

The Bandoneón 148, evolution of the bandoneón 144.

As the readers of this blog know, I play the bandoneón 144 tones and actually I play the same scores playable with the 142 system and even scores... // Continue reading //

Walther Porschmann, the forgotten virtuoso

Walther Porschmann, the forgotten bandoneón virtuoso.

Many people don't know that there was a time when the bandoneón was very popular in Europe, especially in Germany. We speak of a period from... // Continue reading //

Interview to Igor Sayenko

It is a great pleasure for me to introduce Igor Sayenko, a Ukrainian musician who plays the bayan and the accordion professionally. Igor started... // Continue reading //

Bringing order to the caos #2

Tritone in the bandoneón.

Let's continue with the second article of the topic "Bringing order to the chaos". Today we talk about the tritone and its location in... // Continue reading //

Prélude op. 18, César Franck

In this article I'll talk about the criteria that I followed in the bandoneón transcription of the famous Franck's prelude, the problems I encountered and... // Continue reading //

2020


Bringing order to the chaos #1

The keyboards of the bandoneón are a real chaos. However, some logic can still be found. In this article, let's start trying to put some order out of the chaos. Today we try to simplify the keyboard... // Continue reading //

Linux and bandoneon

I am a Linux user and I play the bandoneón. Okay, I'm twice weird. I use an operating system not very widespread and I play an uncommon and unnecessarily complicated musical instrument... // Continue reading //

Functional Training for bandoneón players

Ana Castro is a bandoneón student at the Conservatory who practices Functional Training. The workout program with improvement of the study and musical performance as goal interests me a lot, so... // Continue reading //

Interview to Baltazar Estol

A few years ago I saw a video by M. Rodolfo Daluisio playing a bandoneón built by Baltazar Estol. Until that moment I thought that brand new bandoneóns were prerogative of Europe... // Continue reading //

Interview to Francesco Bruno

While still living in Italy I started looking for a bandoneón teacher to study with. As italian bandoneón students knows very well, teachers in Italy are still few and not always... // Continue reading //

J.S. Bach's 2 Voices Invention n.13 - Analysis

The two-part invention n.13 by J.S. Bach is part of the program of the exam of bandoneón pregrado II in the Buenos Aires Conservatory "Manuel de Falla", corresponding to the fourth year of study of... // Continue reading //

Brothers in bellows

I've always been in love with the organ.
Personally, however, I consider the bandoneon to be an "entrance door" to the vast world of organ music. Even if it is a discreet door, it should be crossed with the awareness of... // Continue reading //

Studying bandoneón at Buenos Aires Conservatory

This article is about my experience as a bandoneón student in the Argentine capital, and particularly at the Conservatory. When I left Italy in 2017 to deepen the study of this instrument at the... // Continue reading //

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