S'il Vous Plaît

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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
Mie Miki's S'il Vous Plaît is akin to the "favorite encores" collections that violinists put together. The brief selections here range from Baroque to contemporary works, classical and pop, most arranged or transcribed for the accordion, but a few written for Miki's instrument. For those who like the accordion, it will be hard not to like at least one or two things she's chosen. The Baroque pieces, originally for harpsichord, are given more dimension and character because of the accordion's ability to sustain notes; she can make secondary melodies come out a little more than they would on the original instrument. That capability also makes it possible to perform Brahms' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
Mie Miki's S'il Vous Plaît is akin to the "favorite encores" collections that violinists put together. The brief selections here range from Baroque to contemporary works, classical and pop, most arranged or transcribed for the accordion, but a few written for Miki's instrument. For those who like the accordion, it will be hard not to like at least one or two things she's chosen. The Baroque pieces, originally for harpsichord, are given more dimension and character because of the accordion's ability to sustain notes; she can make secondary melodies come out a little more than they would on the original instrument. That capability also makes it possible to perform Brahms' chorale prelude "Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen," originally for organ. Miki makes it very touching, as she does Ibert's "Le vieux mendiant" and Piazzolla's "La bicicleta blanca." Of course, the fun side of the accordion is there in pieces like the "Novelty Polka" of André Astier and Joë Rossi, Zez Confrey's "Dizzy Fingers," and John Zorn's "Road Runner." In that last one, Miki interprets Zorn's improvisational guidelines as if the work were more of a musical stream-of-consciousness than a cartoon soundtrack. Things that might otherwise be sound effects blend in with the snippets of Beethoven, tango, and other melodies. Even Handel's "Harmonious Blacksmith" is frequently insouciant, not always remaining as dignified as its theme. The eclectric selections don't necessarily hold together as a recital program might, but it does give listeners a good idea of the range of the accordion and Miki's talent, plus a peek into her personality and why she enjoys her instrument and playing music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • Label: Bis
  • EAN: 7318590018040
  • Catalog Number: 1804
  • Sales rank: 173,193

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Troisième Suite, for harpsichord in E minor/E major (Pièces de clavecin): Le Coucou - Louis-Claude Daquin & Mie Miki (1:44)
  2. 2 Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode sur la mécanique des doigts, for harpsichord: Rigaudons Nos. 1 & 2 - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Mie Miki (1:20)
  3. 3 Sonata for keyboard in C minor, K. 11 (L. 352): Allegro - Domenico Scarlatti & Mie Miki (2:47)
  4. 4 Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.5 in E major ("The Harmonious Blacksmith"), HWV 430: Aria & Variaions - George Frideric Handel & Mie Miki (4:52)
  5. 5 Moment musical for piano in F minor ("Air russe"), D. 780/3 (Op. 94/3) - Franz Schubert & Mie Miki (1:48)
  6. 6 Moment musical for piano in F minor, D. 780/5 (Op. 94/5) - Franz Schubert & Mie Miki (2:35)
  7. 7 Chorale Preludes (11) for organ, Op. 122: No. 8. Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen - Johannes Brahms & Mie Miki (3:41)
  8. 8 Histoires (Stories), pieces (10) for piano & piano, 4 hands: Le vieux mendiant - Jacques Ibert & Mie Miki (2:28)
  9. 9 Histoires (Stories), pieces (10) for piano & piano, 4 hands: Le petit âne blanc - Jacques Ibert & Mie Miki (1:59)
  10. 10 Tango, for piano - Igor Stravinsky & Mie Miki (3:04)
  11. 11 Modern Love Waltz, for piano (or chamber ensemble) - Philip Glass & Mie Miki (1:54)
  12. 12 Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), film score: Theme - Michel Legrand & Mie Miki (4:17)
  13. 13 S.V.P. (S'il vous plaît), tango - Astor Piazzolla & Mie Miki (2:49)
  14. 14 Chiquilín de Bachin, tango song - Astor Piazzolla & Mie Miki (3:56)
  15. 15 Chau Paris, tango - Astor Piazzolla & Mie Miki (2:51)
  16. 16 La bicicleta blanca, tango song - Astor Piazzolla & Mie Miki (4:57)
  17. 17 Dizzy Fingers for piano - Zez Confrey & Mie Miki (1:50)
  18. 18 Road Runner for accordion solo - John Zorn & Mie Miki (5:10)
  19. 19 Polonaise for piano in A minor "Farewell to the Fatherland" - Michal Kleofas Oginski & Mie Miki (3:35)
  20. 20 Ballet Suite No. 3, for orchestra (assembled by Atovmyan): Farewell Waltz (from Roundabout of Dances) - Dmitry Shostakovich & Lev Atovmyan (2:57)
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Performance Credits
Mie Miki Primary Artist
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