Caprice d’accordéoniste

by Thibault Perrine

for accordion and symphony orchestra

First performance in July 2018, during the Festival Un Violon sur le Sable in Royan – with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Jérôme Pillement

« The accordionist.

The one from the Piaf song.

He left as a soldier…

He won’t come back!

Memories come back one last time, mixed up.

A ball in the faubourg…

Tunes of the waltz musette, of java…

The girl of joy who looks at him with her loving eyes.

She starts to dance, to turn…

Stop the music! »

Caprice d’accordéoniste is a brilliant and virtuoso 7-minute piece for accordion and orchestra, entirely based on famous themes from the musette repertoire.