Happiness as Anarchy #125: Richard Galliano, accordionist

I was blown away by the music of Argentinian legend Astor Piazzolla at a concert in 2012 by French accordionist Richard Galliano. He was joined by the Piazzolla Forever Septet and it was an incredible concert, like a fire on stage. With all the depth and variety of the slow burn, the crazy roaring fire, beautiful flickering flames and everything in between. The recital centre auditorium was only half full, and most of us were sitting in the cheaper seats towards the back, but they gave what was, for me, probably the best concert I’ve ever seen, and three encores. I’m very excited to be heading off to hear that music in its birthplace.

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