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Peter Nevsky

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Fred Gaisberg, Chief Recording Expert for The Gramophone Company/HMV,  wrote in his autobiography about recording Peter Nevsky, a popular entertainer with his 'concertina', in St Petersburg, Russia in 1901. Although you might assume that Fred would know what a concertina was, as opposed to an accordion, after his early associations with Percy Honri, the autobiography was written in 1943 when Fred's memory wasn't as sharp as it had been, and in the second video you'll see a miniature accordion which might easily be mistaken for a concertina.  Here is a recording of Nevsky, which will be interesting to free-reed folk.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tZyJwUT8Zw

 

There's also a video in Russian about an accordion museum in Moscow that gives lots of information about Nevsky and his instruments from about 11 minutes onwards.

 

 

 

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Thank you for finding this and bringing it to our attention. Having watched the video & explanation all the way thro',  I think know the difference between a "bayan" and  "garmoshka" and a "Cherepashka."

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I can't believe I watched the whole thing! While I understood only about seven words (all cognates), it was just so much fun watching this guy's enthusiasm for bellows instruments. Plus, there were some concertinas there, the rectangular "German" style ones and even a couple of English concertinas. And did I hear a hornpipe?

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