Accordion History in Sweden
Accordion History

HISTORY OF THE ACCORDION IN SWEDEN

The chromatic accordion has been extremely popular since its arrival in Sweden, when it was integrated into folk music by accordionists. One of the stars of the chromatic accordion was Eric Gylling, born in the early 1900's. In 1945, he founded the Pacific Accordion Manufacturing Company while working as a concert accordionist. He died in 1954.

Lars Ek, a student of Pietro Frosini, is influenced by the novelty style accordionists of the 1930s and 40s, but plays numerous musical styles.
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