#213 The Accordion

Once relegated solely to the status of folk instrument, the accordion is being used more and more by composers around the world in a stunning variety of different musical contexts.

We’ll feature music for this storied instrument and talk to a few of the composers about how it inspired them.

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Sarah Zwinklis

Music

A Way Through by Jane O’Leary
Dermot Dunne, accordion; Madeleine Staunton, alto flute; Paul Roe, bass clarinet

Slow Motion by Toshio Hosokawa
Teodoro Anzellotti, accordion

Gate Keepers by Tomi Raisanen
Wu Wei, sheng; Pascal Contet, accordion

Glimmer by Richard Warp
Stas Venglevski, accordion

Metal Work by Magnus Lindberg
Sofia Ahjoniemi, accordion; Julien Mégroz, percussion

Recall by Per Norgard
Bjarke Mogensen, accordion; Danish National Chamber Orchestra; Rolf Gupta, conductor

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