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Wheatstone, His Sighing Reed ...

Tuesday 27 November 2007 13:30-14:00 (Radio 4 FM)

Repeated: Saturday 1 December 2007 15:30-16:00 (Radio 4 FM)


Dr Bernard Richardson recalls the great Victorian physicist Sir Charles Wheatstone, who developed the instrument now known as the concertina. His creation was eagerly adopted by Italian composer and musician Guilio Regondi, who became a master of the instrument and wrote many of his compositions for it.

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