Filuzzi Bolognese (again!)

Music you like and want to share - post the links here.
Post Reply
maugein96
Should get out more!
Should get out more!
Posts: 1854
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:56 pm
Location: Scottish Borders

Filuzzi Bolognese (again!)

Post by maugein96 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:32 pm

Thought I'd enlighten newer members to a music style that is virtually unknown outside of the Bologna area of Italy. It has been aired on here before, so apologies if it's just a repetition. There seems to have been a degree of interest in Carlo Venturi, whose style is based on the music of the area.

First clip is the infamous Polca Brilliante (Chinata) played on a little organetto with no basses. The player's father (grandfather?), Leonildo Marcheselli, was the creator of Filuzzi. The Chinata dance is performed by two male partners, and is unique to Bologna. Two dancers went on "Italy's got Talent" and none of the judges had ever heard of it. I have posted similar clips before on the forum, but not this one, so you saw it here first! (maybe).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA8Iz3uhPa8

Second clip is another polka, with a touch of humour. The accordionist doesn't play the bass, as the tune is a carry over from the organetto music in the previous clip, and Italian makers used to make little PA and CBA accordions without basses for Filuzzi players. Seems they no longer do so .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1X8l6ew1IY

Here is one of the little "senza bassi" accordions I mentioned, played by Ruggero Passarini, acknowledged as one of its best exponents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic0wVPSIrxU

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests