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Bandonion Feature On Bbc Radio 4

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#1 John Wild

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:27 PM

The BBC arts programme, Front Row, included an item of music from Julian Rowlands with the Santiago quartet, including bandoneon. They play a piece by Astor Piazolla (sorry if that is the wrong spelling). It includes a brief demonstration of how a bandonion works. This feature comes in about 19 minutes 36 seconds into the programme.



The bandoneon is a traditional Argentinian squeezebox and a key component in tango music. Virtuoso Julian Rowlands performs on the instrument alongside the Santiago Quartet and gives Stig Abell a lesson in how to play it.[end-quote].



This is a link to the program for anyone interested:



#2 Steve Mansfield

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:44 AM

If you download the podcast there’s another tune from the Santiago Quartet, another Astor Piazzolla composition. Lovely stuff

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