Uwe Warschkow, harmonica

Category: 2. Excerpts from my book

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Join me in 64 episodes on a trip into memory to the great harmonica soloist Tommy Reilly (1919 – 2000), his career, his music, and his musical associates. And take part at my lessons with him on the ‘Five Pieces’ by Gordon Jacob and other pieces.

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Prologue

Who still knows Tommy Reilly? For several decades Tommy Reilly had been successfully convincing composers and conductors as well as critics and concertgoers that the harmonica belongs on the the concert stage.

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Lesson: “Five Pieces – Threnody”

‘Threnody’ is the fourth movement of the ‘Five Pieces’ by Gordon Jacob, a wonderful melancholic tune. To play it expressively with perfect legato on the harmonica that is the musical challenge.

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