Friday, January 16, 2009

Chromatic button accordion

This remarkable video features Alexander Dmitriev playing Flight of the Bumble Bee from Korsakov on the bayan accordion. The bayan is also called the b-system or the b-grif accordion. There is another arrangement of notes for chromatic accordion which is basically opposite to the b-system and that is called the c-system..

Here's some Russian folk music played on the bayan.

The speed and fluidity is fantastic, isn't it?

Finally, here's a nice Finnish polka.


sp said...

Flight of the Bumble Bee?! That was unbelievable.

mister anchovy said...

yeah, humbling.