Story | Jul 19, 2009
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Story | Apr 20, 2008MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the premier accordionist in Los Angeles, notes that the instrument's portability and its ability to play "everything: melody, chords and accompaniment" have made it popular all over the world.
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Story | Jan 31, 2010
NEW YORK -- Henry Cowell, the all-American composer of the 20th century, did it all. âI want to live in the whole world of music,â he said. He was âthe open sesame of new music in America,â John Cage said....