The Bandoneon

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
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Is it said that the bandoneon was given its name by a German instrument dealer Heinrich Band, who had 15 siblings and who planned to have his mid-1800s creation serve in sacred and popular music. His goal was to contrast its forerunner, the concertina, popular in German folk music.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director