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
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