The Classical Tradition by Gary Dahl. For accordion. Squareback saddle stitch. Multiple Levels. Book. 92 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22205).
ISBN 9780786684380. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
One of the truly great things about the accordion is its extreme versatility. Other instruments envy its ability to transform from an intimate solo performer to the mightiest of orchestras contained in one player. The accordion can be as delicate as a single violin, and switch instantly into a full symphonic section of strings, brass and winds. Contained in this collection is a wonderful variety of classical favorites (as well as some original compositions specifically for the accordion) that showcase everything the accordion can do. You'll find operatic melodies, tunes you once played at the piano, art songs, and dazzling themes from well-known concertos. The book contains music written over the course of three centuries, from Rossini to Dahl. The Classical Tradition is destined to become a necessary addition to every accordionist's library!