New Zealand Historical Recordings Series
eTrack Music from the 2009 Coupe Mondiale Finale Concert
The Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) was formed in Paris in 1935. The CIA runs the annual Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships which is held in a different country each year. The 2009 62nd Coupe Mondiale was held in Auckland, New Zealand, August 25th-29th hosted by the New Zealand Accordion Association Inc..
CIA History: http://www.accordions.com/cia/cia_his.htm
World Accordion Orchestra III, August 2009
The World Accordion Orchestra debut performance was at the 2007 Coupe Mondiale in Washington DC and the World Accordion Orchestra II performed at the 2008 Coupe Mondiale in Scotland, both under the Music Director/Conductor, Joan Sommers (USA).
The CIA World Accordion Orchestra III which performed at the Finale Concert of the 2009 Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships, featured 147 players representing 14 nationalities. The conductors were Gary Daverne and Joan C. Sommers.
Full program notes and an online report can be read at: http://www.coupemondiale.org/2009/nz_report_orchestra.htm
Finale Concert Performers
Other eTracks listed above were from the Finale Coupe Mondiale concert. The only exception is the last track which was recorded from the Opening Concert of the 2009 Coupe Mondiale with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra.
Photos of the Finale Concert and the individuals performing at that concert are online at:
About New Zealand Historical Recordings Series
The New Zealand Accordion Association Inc (NZAA) has a project in support of the Dargaville Museum 'Accordion Gems ...A Master Collection of Accordions through Time' ... This major accordion display was initiated by our NZAA Life Member Kevin Friedrich.
The NZAA project is to find all the old historic recordings of accordion performance. Many of these performances were recorded in high quality for National Broadcast Radio or on LP or EP's. The NZAA project is to remaster these historic recordings to modern digital files, able to be played as CD's.
Gary Daverne has already remastered some of them for the NZAA, to be ready in time for the NZAA 40th Anniversary Celebrations, 4th and 5th June 2011.
Gary Daverne has been of invaluable assistance in this remastering of these old recordings and we thank him for his greatly appreciated help.
The results are very good quality, so much so, that the decision has been made to re-release these recordings on the MusicForAccordion.com website as well as to have them form part of the Dargaville Museum accordion history display.
Others New Zealand Historical Recordings Series
Virtuoso Accordionists featuring Harley and Maurice Jones (1975)
New Zealand North Shore Accordion orchestra 1979
Timelapse featuring Maurice Jones, John Statham and Paul Marshall (vocals) 1980 and 1986
New Zealand North Shore Accordion orchestra
Air New Zealand Accordion Orchestra 1986
Air New Zealand Accordion Orchestra (1992)
Silvio De Pra 1997