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An Orchestra in My Left Hand, A Soloist in My Right

A violinist in a former life, I have spent some quality time with Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. However, I have just been schooled by Alexander Hrustevich, a Ukrainian-born accordion player. Do not be fooled! If you look closely, I'm pretty sure the kid has eight fingers on his right hand and/or is obscuring a small army of sweating musicians just out of the frame. But seriously, let us marvel at the wunderkind as he manages to cover the solo line and the entire orchestral accompaniment with … [Read more...]

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