Richard Galliano Vivaldi

Following a classical chart-topping album by Martynas on Decca, Richard Galliano releases his second album – Vivaldi on the iconic Deutsche Grammophon label. Three years after the success of his Bach album and after revisiting the music of Nino Rota, accordionist Richard Galliano turns to Baroque music with a new album devoted to Vivaldi. Richard Galliano VIVALDI CD. For a limited time only. Richard Galliano. For a limited time only. $3.99 standard shipping. Delivery: Estimated between Wed Nov 25 to Mon Nov 30. Fulfilled by Merchbar. Product Description. Track List Disc 1. Richard Galliano expresses himself in all musical fields, from classical to jazz. He is nowadays the only accordion player to record for the prestigious classical music label “Deutsche Grammophon”. Richard Galliano has recorded more than 50 albums under his own name and collaborated with an impressive number of artists. Vivaldi performed by Richard Galliano, Various Artists is available in both: lossy (320kbps MP3) and lossless (FLAC) quality Full album: 15 tracks: Concerto No.1 'Le Printemps' - I. Allegro, Concerto No.1 'Le Printemps' - II. Lorgo E Pianissimo, Concerto No.1 'Le Printemps' - III. Allegro, Concerto No.2 'L'ete' - I. Allegro Ma Non Molto, Concerto No.2 'L'ete' - II. Buy the selected items together. This item: Bach by Richard Galliano Audio CD $16.74. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Mozart by Richard Galliano Audio CD $11.74. Only 2 left in stock - order soon. Ships from and sold by Vivaldi by Richard Galliano.

Galliano performing in Stockholm, July 2009
Background information
BornDecember 12, 1950 (age 70)
Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France
GenresJazz, tango
Years active1964–present
LabelsDeutsche Grammophon, Resonance, Dreyfus, CAM Jazz, Milan
Associated actsClaude Nougaro
WebsiteOfficial site

Richard Galliano (born December 12, 1950, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes) is a French accordionist of Italian heritage. [1][2]


Photo by Andrea Colombara

He was drawn to music at an early age, starting with the accordion at 4,[3] influenced by his father Luciano, an accordionist originally from Italy, living in Nice.[1]

After a long and intense period of study (he took up lessons on the trombone, harmony, and counterpoint at the Academy of Music in Nice), at 14, in a search to expand his ideas on the accordion, he began listening to jazz and heard records by the trumpet player Clifford Brown. 'I copied all the choruses of Clifford Brown, impressed by his tone and his drive, his way of phrasing over the thunderous playing of Max Roach'. Pioneer rekordbox customer service. Fascinated by this new world, Richard was amazed that the accordion had never been part of this musical adventure. In this period, Galliano won twice the first prize in the 'world accordion cap competition' which took place in Spain (1966) and France (1967). In the Spanish competition, the participants' duty work was 'Chaconne' by the Israeli accordionist Yehuda Oppenheimer. Galliano and Oppenheimer kept up their musical collaboration and personal friendship until Oppenheimer's death in 2012.[4]

Some later collaborations include Astor Piazolla, George Mraz, Brigitte Fontaine, Al Foster, Juliette Gréco, Charles Aznavour, Ron Carter, Chet Baker, Enrico Rava, Martial Solal, Miroslav Vitouš, Trilok Gurtu, Jan Garbarek, Michel Petrucciani, Michel Portal, Eddy Louiss, Biréli Lagrène, Sylvain Luc, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Ivan Paduart, Anouar Brahem, Wynton Marsalis, and Toots Thielemans. He was a key member of Claude Nougaro's band for several years as a pianist and accordionist.[1][4]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1993: Django Reinhardt prize by the Académie du Jazz[4]
  • 121022 Galliano, asteroid.


As leader[edit]

  • Spleen (CY, 1985)
  • Panamanhattan with Ron Carter (Dreyfus, 1991)
  • Flyin the Coop with Jimmy Gourley (52 Rue Est, 1991)
  • New Musette (Label Bleu, 1991)
  • Ballet Tango with Astor Piazzolla (Milan, 1992)
  • Leprest-Galliano Voce a Mano (Saravah, 1992)
  • Solo in Finland (Siesta Solo, 1992)
  • Blues Sur Seine (La Lichere, 1992)
  • Coloriage (Egea, 1992)
  • Viaggio (Dreyfus, 1993)
  • Laurita (Dreyfus, 1995)
  • New York Tango (Dreyfus, 1996)
  • Blow Up (Dreyfus, 1997)
  • French Touch (Dreyfus, 1998)
  • Concerts Inedits (Dreyfus, 1999)
  • Passatori (Dreyfus, 1999)
  • Face to Face with Eddy Louiss (Dreyfus, 2001)
  • Piazzolla Forever (Dreyfus, 2003)
  • Ruby My Dear (Dreyfus, 2005)
  • Luz Nega (Milan, 2006)
  • Solo (Dreyfus, 2007)
  • If You Love Me (CAM Jazz, 2007)
  • Live in Marciac 2006 (Milan, 2007)
  • Love Day: Los Angeles Sessions (Milan, 2008)
  • Ten Years Ago (Milan, 2008)
  • Paris Concert (CAM Jazz, 2009)
  • Bach (Deutsche Grammophon, 2010)
  • Nino Rota (DeutscheGrammophon, 2011)
  • Tango Live Forever (Milan, 2012)
  • Vivaldi (Deutsche Grammophon, 2013)
  • Sentimentale (Resonance, 2014)
  • Tangaria (Milan, 2014)
  • Au Bresil (Milan, 2014)
  • La Vie en Rose (Milan, 2015)
  • New Jazz Musette (Ponderosa, 2016)
  • Mozart (Universal, 2016)
  • Aria (Jade/Universal, 2017)
  • An Evening with Ron Carter, Richard Galliano (In+Out, 2017)

As sideman[edit]

With Andre Ceccarelli

  • Andre Ceccarelli (JMS, 1981)
  • Carte Blanche (Dreyfus, 2004)
  • West Side Story (BMG, 1997)

With Paolo Fresu

  • Mare Nostrum (ACT, 2007)
  • Mare Nostrum II (ACT, 2016)
  • Mare Nostrum III (ACT, 2019)

With Claude Nougaro

  • Plume D'Ange (Barclay, 1977)
  • Nougaro 77 Enregistrement Public (Barclay, 1977)
  • Nougaro 79 Enregistrement Public (Barclay, 1979)
  • Assez! (Barclay, 1980)
  • Chansons Nettes (Barclay, 1981)
  • Au New Morning (Barclay, 1982)
  • Ami Chemin (Barclay, 1983)

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With Michel Portal

  • Turbulence (Harmonia Mundi, 1987)
  • Musiques De Cinemas (Label Bleu, 1995)
  • Concerts (Dreyfus, 2004)

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With Enrico Rava

  • Rava L'Opera Va (Label Bleu, 1993)
  • Italian Ballads (Venus, 1996)
  • Chanson (Platinum, 2002)

With others

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  • Graeme Allwright, Sings Brassens (Philips, 1985)
  • Dick Annegarn, Freres? (Socadisc 1986)
  • Dick Annegarn, Chansons Fleuves (Nocturne, 1990)
  • Eduard Artemyev, Urga (Philips, 1991)
  • Avi Avital, Between Worlds (Deutsche Grammophon, 2014)
  • Charles Aznavour, Jazznavour (EMI, 1998)
  • Pierre Bachelet, Pierre Bachelet (AVREP, 1992)
  • Claudio Baglioni, Oltre (CBS, 1990)
  • Chet Baker, Salsamba (Musica 1981)
  • Gerard Berliner, Le Vertige Des Fleurs (Flarenasch, 1992)
  • Anouar Brahem, Khomsa (ECM, 1995)
  • Angelo Branduardi, Il Ladro (Polydor, 1990)
  • Francis Cabrel, Sarbacane (CBS, 1989)
  • Adriano Celentano, C'e Sempre Un Motivo Clan (Celentano/Universal, 2012)
  • Diego el Cigala, Dos Lagrimas (Edge Music, 2009)
  • Michel Delpech, Les Voix du Bresil (Guy Cloutier, 1991)
  • Kurt Elling, Passion World (Concord Jazz, 2015)
  • Thomas Fersen, Le Jour du Poisson (Tot Ou Tard 1997)
  • Liane Foly, Les Petites Notes (Virgin, 1993)
  • Liane Foly, Sweet Mystery (Virgin, 1993)
  • Brigitte Fontaine, L'un N'empeche Pas L'autre (Polydor, 2011)
  • Michael Gibbs, Europeana Jazzphony No. 1 (ACT, 1995)
  • Marla Glen, This Is Marla Glen (Vogue, 1993)
  • Jean Guidoni, Vertigo Paradoxe (Polygram, 1995)
  • Francois Jeanneau, Terrains Vagues (Owl, 1983)
  • Michel Jonasz, La Nouvelle Vie (Atlantic, 1981)
  • Manu Katche, It's About Time (BMG/Ariola, 1991)
  • Joachim Kuhn, Birthday Edition (ACT, 2014)
  • Maxime Le Forestier, Passer Ma Route (Polydor, 1995)
  • Thierry Le Luron, Chante Thierry Feeries Les Chansons du Palais Des Congres (Disc'Az, 1980)
  • Bireli Lagrene, Gipsy Project (Dreyfus, 2001)
  • Nils Landgren, The Moon, The Stars and You (ACT, 2011)
  • Bernard Lavilliers, Les Barbares (Barclay, 1976)
  • Eddy Louiss, Multicolor Feeling Fanfare (Nocturne, 1989)
  • Malicorne, Balancoire en Feu (Elektra, 1981)
  • Wynton Marsalis, From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf Live in Marciac (Harmonia Mundi, 2010)
  • Gabriele Mirabassi, Cambaluc (Egea, 1997)
  • Les Rita Mitsouko, Systeme D (Delabel, 1993)
  • Les Rita Mitsouko, L'integrale (Because Music, 2019)
  • Moustaki, Moustaki (Blue Silver, 1986)
  • Clarence Penn, Saomaye (Verve 2002)
  • Astor Piazzolla, Famille d'artistes (BMG/Milan, 1989)
  • Julie Pietri, Le Premier Jour (CBS, 1987)
  • Steve Potts, Pearl (CC, 1990)
  • Dominique Probst, Riches, Belles, Etc (Pink Sky, 1998)
  • Louis Sclavis, Danses et Autres Scenes (Label Bleu, 1997)
  • Francesca Solleville, Chants D'Exil et De Lutte (Le Chant du Monde, 1975)
  • Maurice Vander, L'Amour Trop Fort (Perspective, 1980)


  1. ^ abcBessières, Vincent. 'Richard Galliano'. Bioography. Deutsche Grammophon. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  2. ^Allmusic biography
  3. ^Aboucaya, Jacques; Kennedy, Gary (2002). 'Galliano, Richard'. In Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. pp. 6–7. ISBN1561592846.
  4. ^ abc'Richard Galliano'. Bioography. Sunnyside Records. Retrieved November 8, 2014.

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External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Richard Galliano & French Touch Quartet - Laurita - Chivas Jazz Festival - SP - 2004 on YouTube
  • L'Hymne A L'Amour - Richard Galliano & Gary Burton on YouTube
  • Richard Galliano playing Libertango (Piazzolla Forever) NEW VIDEO !!! on YouTube
  • Richard Galliano discography at Discogs
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At first blush, Richard Galliano's performance of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons may seem to be a novelty recording, but to describe it that way would be a disservice to his extraordinary virtuosity and impressive comprehension of the music. The accordion may not be to everyone's liking, as its status in both popular and classical music has always been subject to taste, but no one could seriously question this French accordionist's prodigious abilities with the instrument, which he treats as nimbly and as expressively as a violin. Of course, choosing Vivaldi's greatest hit as a vehicle is a pretty safe bet to attract a new audience, and Galliano seems to relish the opportunity to make this perennial favorite a part of the accordion's repertoire. This is Galliano's second album of classical music on Deutsche Grammophon, following his 2010 Bach album, and while he is perhaps better known for his recordings of jazz standards and film themes, most notably on his 2011 CD of the music of Nino Rota, his affection for Baroque masterpieces is sincere and it shows in his meticulous playing. For filler Galliano also performs arias from Vivaldi operas Il Giustino and Arsilda, regina di Ponto, backed by continuo. But as attractive as these pieces are, most listeners will return again and again to hear the Four Seasons, which is a tour de force for the instrument.