Hoodwinked? Certainly not. Have you ever heard of the
super-secret society called the Illuminati? They covertly
control the entire world... and every single one of them is
an accordion player!
In fact, Larry, uh, you wouldn't be a member, now, would
you, you crafty old fox?
Seriously, nice job on this... there's a lot of potential in
accordion with various ensembles, and this piece surely
would testify to that.
I'm not so sure about the more "squeeze-box"-like sound;
the purer classical sound of fine instruments is what I am
most used to -- more like a woodwind in its sound, often,
than the chambered open reed that it is.
Keep 'em coming, Larry. This is getting interesting -- it
really is a neglected instrument in many regards; and more
exposure of it is worthwhile.
thank you for this new piece. I really think that the accordion deseves new pieces and attention by concert composers and you are doing a good job with it.
Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
(I still think that I am being hoodwinked as far as the alleged present-day popularity of the accordion is concerned.)
Not at all. Accordion is (or at least can be) really wonderful. If you want, be inspired by this excerpt of André Astier's divertimento for accordion, played by my music partner Robert Opiola. In the second file you can hear how well the accordion matches as an accompagniement with my violin.
These are live recordings, so do not expect perfection. Also to aviod copyright issues - this is for information only, and I truncated the pieces. The password is your initials (all three letters as capitals).