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An Accordion with a Mind of Its Own

Accordionist William Schimmel explains how his instrument lends itself to stylistic mash-ups and improvisatory approaches to composition.

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Other segments from the episode on May 15, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 15, 1987: Interview with Joseph Papp; Commentary on accordion music; Interview with Bill James; Review of the books "Anywhere but Here" by Mona Simpson and "Fierce…

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