Shock horror – Accordionist at Number 1 in the charts

Not the singles charts, not even the album charts but the top of “Classical Album charts”. Martynas Levickis and his eponymous album of light classical and pop music has, at the time of writing, been there at number 1 rubbing shoulders with the likes of Ludovico Einaudi for two weeks and counting.

This isn’t the sort of serious classical Accordion music that half fills Cathedrals and Accordion clubs, this is the sort of Classical music that sells out large concert venues and (even stadiums??).

For me, as well played as they are, it isn’t the classical works that show Martynas and his Accordion off at their best. Apart from perhaps one or two grace notes too many, it is Lady Gaga’s Telephone, Katy Perry’s Hot n Cold and Ai Se Eu Te Pego that demonstrate another string or two to the Accordion’s bow.

To date it is averaging 5 stars onĀ  iTunes and Amazon and like it or not, it can only help increase the popularity of the accordion. If you like that sort of thing, well worth a look (or listen)!


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