A couple of years ago, I wrote a small concerto for the classical accordion (free bass accordion or bayan). This wonderful and very versatile instrument was considered ways too much and too long as a typical street instrument, whereas it offers so many possibilities as a solo, in all kinds of ensembles and orchestras. There are large numbers of classically trained soloists nowadays, capable of playing the most difficult parts with ease. That has been a tradition in Ukraine and Russia for many decades, but the serious accordion has reached the rest of the world around 1980 and later. Therefore it was necessary to write more concertant music for the instrument, because the usual repertoire was mainly transcriptions of classical popular scores.
Here is my attempt to add something to that repertoire. It has been performed live since, but unfortunately I don't have a recording of that concert.
All comments are welcome!
Part I: Allegro Divertente
Part II: Andante Assai
Part III: Rondo Giocoso
The 3 movements take about 10 minutes together. They have a different style each. The second one is based on a Russian folk song.
Enjoy the listen!