I've never been a Frank Zappa fan. Goodness, I've tried. I even went to see him in Manchester in the seventies. However, I am a newly converted fan of Francesco Zappa, his 18th Century almost-namesake. So was Frank. He was overjoyed to discover Francesco (the similarity was a coincidence) and made an album using his music.
This is a movement from Francesco's String Trio Opus 3 No 6, which I've rendered electronically. I was in the process of arranging it for 3 guitars. However, I decided the music just didn't fit comfortably on that instrument and so as not to waste the work I'd done on it, I decided to make this version. That's not the only reason: Francesco Zappa deserves a wider audience and, as I didn't have a string trio handy to play it, this was the only option...
Francesco Zappa by Dominic Rivron
5 years ago