CURRENT PROGRAM
Joaquim Rodrigo (arr. V.Sidorov)
Concerto d`Aranguez, 2-ème partie
A. Liadov
Tabatière à musique
Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne en Do# min.
V. Monti (arr. Jashkevic)
Czardas
Astor Piazzolla (arr. V.Sidorov)



Libertango
Oblivion
Fracanapa
Adios Nonino
Richard Galliano
La valse à Margaux
J. Privat
Paillon noir ( valse musette)
Victor Gridin

Rassipuha
Espièglerie
Maurice Jarre (arr. V.Sidorov)
Theme de Lara
J.Willians (arr.V.Sidorov)
Theme from"Schindler's list"

Vladimir Sidorov

Noir et blanc
Trinité
     

THE BAYAN:
THE RUSSIAN CHROMATIC ACCORDION

The bayan is one of the most advanced chromatic accordions. The sound of the bayan is produced by freely vibrating metallic reeds, just like that of the accordion from which it comes. Although this principle was actually handed down to us from ancient China (2700 BC.) its present form is an evolution of the work of Viennese organ maker Cyril Damian, who created the accordion as we know it, in 1829.

The accordion spread quickly throughout Europe and notably to Russia where it very soon became extremely popular. People from every social class were attracted to it. In Russia, the instrument developed independently of the rest of Europe. The chromatic version that the most talented accordion makers created there became known as the bayan in honour of a well-known Russian bard of antiquity.

By the end of the XIX th century, the bayan was already well-established in Russia, as a serious concert instrument. Musicians actually considered that its swell system acted much like a bow, enabling them to take full advantage of the instrument's polyphonic and harmonic chants. Its construction also allows the musician to play with both hands without needing to transpose or arrange the music. The bayan has been a part of the curriculum of the country's conservatories for over 100 years.

Although this instrument is still very young compared to the violin, the guitar or the piano, the demand for it has done nothing but grow. Ever since the October revolution, innumerable pan Soviet and local bayan competitions have been held, and today's Russia there are many full bayan orchestras capable of interpreting practically the entire classical repertoire.

In the last couple of decades, the bayan's reputation has spread beyond Russia's borders. It figures prominently nowadays at international accordion competitions all over Europe.


  Répertoire

J.S.Bach
Toccate et fugue en ré mineur
Rachmaninov
Vokalise
Tchaikovsky
Concerto pour violon (final) , Marche (ballet Casse-Noisette)
Rossini
Tarentelle
Decken
Coucou (miniature)
Pagannini-Listz
Campanella (adaptation V.Sidorov)
Maurice Jarre
Theme de Lara
Rimsky-Korsakov
Le vol du bourdon
V. Monti (arr. Jashkevic)
Czardas
Astor Piazzolla (arr. V.Sidorov)
Libertango , Adios Nonino , Oblivion , Celos , Fracanapa , El Penultimo
Richard Galliano
La valse à Margeaux
Arensky
Basso Ostinato
Skriabin
Valse
Mussorsky
Baba jaga ( de la suite...)
V. Subitsky

Partita concertante in modo di jazz-improvisazione , Intrada , Toccata-Burletta , Aria , Perpetuum Mobile , Epilogo
Sofia Gubaidulina
De profundis
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Piccolo improvisato in piano
V. Gridin
Rassipuha , Espièglerie
J. Brahms (arr. Yachkevich)
Danse Hongroise # 5
Strauss (arr. Yashkevich)
Voices of Spring
Frédéric Chopin
Valse in Do# min. , Nocturne in Do# min.
Joaquim Rodrigo (arr. V.Sidorov)
Concerto d`Aranguez, 2-d part
A. Liadov
Tabatière à musique
Vladimir Sidorov
Noir et blanc , Trinité , Été jazz , Élégie , Kaléidoscope , Flocons de neige bleue
  Original music ( bayan solo 40 min.) for dance spectacle ‘’Varenka, Varenka!’’ (Choreography : Laurence Lemieux)