On today's episode, I am proud to be speaking to one of the living legends of the accordion world, Friedrich Lips, and his long time friend and collaborator Herbert Scheibenreif. The episode is in German, but you can find and read a transcript of the episode in English on the Patreon page of the podcast. Links below.
We talk about their childhood and the encounter with the accordion, what it was like to be an accordionist in the 60's and 70's, how the role of the competitions and the society have changed, what can be done to improve the accordion community and what skill set today's accordionists must learn and acquire. All of this and more in today's episode!
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