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Dino Saluzzi: Responsorium

Read "Responsorium" reviewed by Elliott Simon

A sincere presentation of deep cultural roots within a modern context, Responsorium envelops the listener with its honesty, warmth and deep textures. The bandoneon, a button accordion that is closer in timbre to an organ, has a rich sonority that is capable of creating a powerfully arresting soundscape. In the hands of Argentinian master Dino Saluzzi, ...

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Dino Saluzzi: Responsorium

Read "Responsorium" reviewed by AAJ Staff

For all of its relative obscurity, the bandoneon occupies a very important place in musical history. To novice ears, the instrument sounds something like an accordion, though it is markedly softer and warmer, with more timbral color. In physical appearance it resembles the concertina--a slinky bellow instrument with 70 buttons.

But when it comes ...