This is the first WS accordion radio show of 2011. Dr. Schimmel and his co-host Brian Dewan discuss the use of the Swarmatron, an instrument invented by Brian and his cousin Leon. The Swarmatron is used in the soundtrack of the Academy Award contender The Socal Network. There is a …

Dr. Schimmel and his co-host Brian Dewan discuss the light and dark side of Christmas, The Baby Jesus, Dr. Schimmel performs his Xmas Symphony for solo melodica and we listen to Brian Dewan’s performance of The Isle of Misfit Toys.

Dr. William Schimmel and co-host Brian Dewan discuss Brian’s house on stilts, his upcoming Christmas show, Covered Bridges, Dr. Schimmel performs his CONCERTO (followed by a slight disconnect}, Brian and Bill discuss it in relation to Spectral Music (sounding electronic but not)and a single accordion ironically sounding orchestral. Also discussed …

Dr Schimmel and Brian Dewan discuss Diner food, Women’s ski jumping, performing for kids and the Grammys. Music performances include Brian’s rendition of Gold Autumn and Bill’s work om two cuts in Ted Nash’s Portrait in Seven Shades with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Chagall and Pollock. Enjoy the …

Dr. Schimmel and his co-host Brian Dewan discuss the use of the Autoharp -the accordion of strings.- as well as The 2010 Seminars and a preview in to the 2011 Seminars – WALTON THE IMPERIAL: CROWNED! July 29, 30 and 31 at Tenri. The Featured music is Brian Dewan’s rendition …

Dr. Schimmel and Brian Dewan discuss the musette stop, dry tuning, playing for the small fry, The permanent collection of free reed instruments at the Metropolitan Museum, the Hohner 12 bass pre-war model, The Excelsior concert grand and baby grand, The Ladies’ model and a performance of Daylight in the …

Dr. Schimmel is joined by his co-host Brian Dewan in a lively discussion about contests, awards, oscars, emmys and trophies – as well as the non -competitiveness of The Seminars. The featured music is: The Lighthouse by Brian Dewan – with Brian on Accordion, zither and vocals.

Dr. Schimmel is joined by his co-host Brian Dewan in a discussion on Accordionists as Gravediggers, giving up the Accorgan for Lent, Frank Gaviani’s Double Keyboard, his double eyeglasses The Baruska Polka, La Cucaracha in 3/4 time, going to an organ lesson/playing a lot of Messian and How to liven …

Dr. Schimmel is joined by his co-host, Brian Dewan, in a free form discussion on Hamburgers, Accordions, Autoharps, Musical sculptures, Player accordions, Brands, Chord organs, Commie Shirts and that first lesson learning about the Accordion’s left hand – the various chord button rows and the diminished chord row – turning …