comparisons are odious, someone once said, but..... i LOVE accordions
and i LOVE fiddles, but they are different instruments. one accordion can
hall with glorious dance music... a fiddle has real trouble. concert music?
course, but for the lift that comes with a big sound, the accordion is
Quality: it is my impression that the fiddle is more difficult to play well,
are a lot more "not great" fiddlers than accordion players. on the other
at the "high end" the world recognizes more heifitz' than karloff's. (boris
is the sensational accordionist who played on michael heman's wonderful old
snobbery: definitely a factor.
subjectivity: very much alive and well.
and "old men" ??!!! i can't believe that made it past the censor.