The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

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An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable "one-man-orchestra" capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass all at once. Imported from Europe into the Americas, the accordion with its distinctive sound became a part of the aural landscape for millions of people but proved to be divisive: while the accordion formed an integral part of working-class musical expression, bourgeois commentators often derided it as vulgar and tasteless. ...

The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More! 2012, University of Illinois Press, Urbana

ISBN-13: 9780252078712

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The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More! 2012, University of Illinois Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780252037207

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