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"Tales from the Dinarides” -now available

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Michael Bridge, accordion

Guillaume Tardif, violin

Kornel Wolak, clarinet

"Tales from the Dinarides”begins with two of Brahms' Hungarian Dances (Nos. 1 & 5), followed by the title track, written for us by Montreal-based composer Airat Ichmouratov, and generously commissioned with funds from the University of Alberta. For the next tracks, Smetana's Die Moldau and Chopin's Mazurka in Bb major, you may be surprised to hear me playing on piano instead, a rare event! We turn up heat with Lutosławski's Five Dance Preludes, one of my favorite pieces to perform, and finish with a wild and furiously fast rendition of Brahms' Rondo all Zingarese.


Concert-accordionistMichael Bridge, one of CBC’s “30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30”, is internationally renowned for his commanding stage-presence and versatility. He made his solo orchestral debut with the Boston Pops at 17 and tours frequently in Europe and the Americas, giving over 100 concerts per year...(Read more)

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