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Det svenska dragspelet del 3 (The Swedish Accordion part 3, 1960-1999) begins during a period when the interest in the instrument was very low. Music performed on the accordion was rarely heard in Swedish radio and television. Within the popular repertoire, instruments like the electric guitar and electric organ mostly had replaced the accordion. At the same time there were indeed ambitions to develop more advanced accordions. Instruments with the so called Chromatic Free Bass System, also known as Bassetti, Baritone or Melody Bass, were introduced in Sweden in the early 1960s. Many young composers, among others in Scandinavia, wrote modern classical music directly for the melody bass accordions, but this repertoire seldom found the way to the wider audience.

At the end of the 1960s, due to a lot of activities among Swedish players and enthusiasts, a nationwide organization was formed. From now on, old time dance music as well as more advanced popular music and jazz music could now be heard on accordions in a growing number of radio and TV programs. A lot of successful accordion events were organised. Local accordion clubs were founded all over the country. The success wave continued during the 1970s.

During the early 1960s there were only two Swedish manufacturers of accordions –AB Albin Hagström and Bengts Dragspel AB. The latter company ceased their production in 1964, and the last accordion of own manufactures left the Hagström factury in January 1970. After that, both companies developed their instruments in cooperation with Italian manufacturers who also built them. Since the late 1950s and until 1983, the Hagström Company mainly focused on its production of electric guitars, electric basses and vocal installations.

Several Italian accordion brands found the way to Swedish musicians of which some themselves became importers. Some of the instruments henceforth were named by the importer’s own name or trade name. In 1987, an ambitious attempt was made in accordion production in the mid-Swedish city of Munkfors. Despite an original design and well-built instruments, the production lasted for only one year.

Around 1970, the electronic accordions – accordion organs – were introduced. Soon, a domestic production of organ modules for accordions took part at the firm Bono Electronic AB – later Bonotron – in the mid-Swedish town Karlskoga. In the 1980’s the same producer went on developing digital control units for the accordion.

This book mentions some of Sweden’s most influential accordion players at the time. A few of them can be heard on the 27 tracks of the enclosed CD.

The price of The Swedish Accordion part 3 is SEK 350,-. Shipping in Europe SEK 130,-for one book, for two books SEK 180,-, for three books SEK 198:-.

Countries outside the European Union will add their own custom fees.

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THE SWEDISH ACCORDION part 2


The Swedish Accordion part 2 (Det svenska dragspelet del 2) constitutes the second part of a series about the accordion in Sweden and gives an account of the growth of the new accordion factories after the years of the Second World War and up to 1960, a period of time that has been regarded as the "Golden years of the Swedish accordion". The boook is written in Swedish and has a short summary in English.

Accordion music played quite frequently on the radio, on concert stages and on records throughout the country. In many orchestras were one or more members who alternated between accordion and another instrument. The repertoire could be old or more modern dance music, or virtuoso concert music. Even jazz and swing was among accordion repertoire. Many young accordion artists got their breakthroughs during the 1940s and ’50s. Some of them can be heard on the 25 tracks of the enclosed CD.

The price of The Swedish Accordion part 2 is SEK 250,-. Shipping in Europe SEK 130,-for one book, for two books SEK 180,-, for three books SEK 198:-.

Countries outside the European Union will add their own custom fees.

Payment to:
Nordea Pg 58 01 84-0
Adress: Nyberg Media, Hjälmseryd 10, S-576 91 Sävsjö
Bank: Nordea Bank AB, 105 71 Stockholm
IBAN SE59 9500 0099 6034 0580 1840
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THE SWEDISH ACCORDION part 1




The Swedish Accordion part 1 (Det svenska dragspelet del 1) provides information about the accordion and how it was introduced in Sweden, about Swedish pioneer builders in the 19th Century and the growth of accordion factories from the early 20th Century and forwards. The book is written in Swedish and has a short summary in English.

Enclosed is a CD with music illustrating the period 1829-1945. On the first track, Sweden's earliest known accordion can be heard, followed by music on 19th and early 20th Century instruments by the two pioneer builders Fridberg and Malmling. On the rest of the tracks there are 78 rpm recordings made between 1909-195 by some of Swedens most famous accordion players at the time.

The price of The Swedish Accordion part 1 is SEK 150,-.
For shipping to other countries postage fees will be added: For one book: SEK 130,-. Two books: SEK 180,-. Three books SEK 198:-.

Countries outside the European Union will add their own custom fees.

Payment to:
Nordea Pg 58 01 84-0
Adress: Nyberg Media, Hjälmseryd 10, S-576 91 Sävsjö
Bank: Nordea Bank AB, 105 71 Stockholm
IBAN SE59 9500 0099 6034 0580 1840
BIC/SWIFT NDEASESS




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