NPR called William Schimmel “the greatest accordionist in the world,” and thanks to NPR you can hear Schimmel at work, taking Gustav Mahler’s sprawling Ninth Symphony and “squeezing this immense musical canvas down to just 6 1/2 minutes.” That’s a feat in itself.
Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis makes an appearance on the track, which comes from the newly-released album, Theater of the Accordion: William Schimmel. Enjoy.
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Well, it’s better than New York Philharmonic versions!