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#1 Rand

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:29 AM

Just for fun (but also because I am curious about how prevalent concertinas and other squeezeboxes were in the early history of Colorado), I searched for "concertina" in the online Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.  There weren't a lot of hits, but the few I found are instructive (and often amusing).  The attached clippings range from 1873 to 1914.  I especially enjoyed "Reviving an Old Torture."

 

 

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  • Aspen Evening Chronicle 1893.JPG
  • Alamosa Journal 1914.JPG
  • Colorado Springs Gazette 1873.JPG
  • Erie News - Colorado - 1904.JPG
  • Leadville - Herald Democrat 1897.JPG
  • Leadville - Herald Democrat 1913.JPG
  • Telluride Journal 1907.JPG
  • Walsenburg World Volume 1910.JPG
  • Boulder - Colorado Banner 1877_1.JPG
  • Boulder - Colorado Banner 1877_2.JPG
  • Boulder - Colorado Banner 1877_3.JPG


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for posting these. They were once much loved I think, which one can tell even from the humorous comments.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:19 PM

Thanks for posting these. They were once much loved I think, which one can tell even from the humorous comments.

Yes, they're lovely! I suppose in the second clipping the author was mixing Concertina up with Concertante as in Sinfonia Concertante? After reading the last clipping, I will certainly refrain in future from playing my concertina during a thunderstorm, lest my toes get scorched...

 

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 12:06 AM

Yes, they're lovely! I suppose in the second clipping the author was mixing Concertina up with Concertante as in Sinfonia Concertante? After reading the last clipping, I will certainly refrain in future from playing my concertina during a thunderstorm, lest my toes get scorched...


Adrian, does this mean that you're removing "Stormy Weather" from your repertoire?



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 07:14 AM

"an early indiscretion of Sir Charles Wheatstone"

 

"the favorite instrument of the idle and depraved"

Harsh but fair :)



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 01:14 PM

 

Yes, they're lovely! I suppose in the second clipping the author was mixing Concertina up with Concertante as in Sinfonia Concertante? After reading the last clipping, I will certainly refrain in future from playing my concertina during a thunderstorm, lest my toes get scorched...


Adrian, does this mean that you're removing "Stormy Weather" from your repertoire?

 

 

I guess I should Jim. After all, I'd hate to put "hope in the breast of struggling humanity…"
 

 

"an early indiscretion of Sir Charles Wheatstone"

 

"the favorite instrument of the idle and depraved"

Harsh but fair :)

 

Yes, I now understand why I am one of those "eccentric persons who professes to enjoy its alleged tones".

Adrian






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