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Hommage a Tansman

My friend, Marek Pasieczny, sent a link to his latest, and thoroughly engaging, composition on video (see below). Tansman, a fellow Pole, emigrated to USA, where he was aided in his bid to settle there by Charlie Chaplin. I’ll also embed other videos by Marek. Some have already appeared in this blog but, in the hope that pupils will be more likely to explore them if they all appear together, I’ll repeat myself.

Best wishes, to all who drop in on this blog, for Christmas and New Year!

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American Suite

The perfect CD (track), for me, has to have a holy trinity of ingredients: great composition/arrangement; great performance; great recording. This HD & HQ recording of Marek Pasciezny’s American Suite is video’s equivalent. I particularly like the subtitle – tribute to harmony – as the harmony is far more adventurous than your average guitar composition. The playing is virtuosic, adventurous and sensitive. I’ll be recommending this to pupils!

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