"Kirkus Review" Of "Accordion Stories From The Heart" Proclaims Book Offers "Richly Impressionistic Stories" That Are "Vivid, Surprisingly Involving"
The July 5th "Kirkus Review" of Angelo Paul Ramunni's recently-published "Accordion Stories From the Heart" identifies it as a coffee table book that "pays tribute to the accordion and the people who have been enchanted by its 'calming and happy voice'. This 143-page hard-covered large print book features 70+ photos of 40+ beautifully hand-crafted accordions along with the personal stories of extraordinary people who were 'emotionally attached' to each accordion.
By: New England Accordion Connection & Museum Co.
"This beautifully designed work by Ramunni….chronicles his efforts - in conjunction with the New England Accordion Connection & Museum in Canaan, Connecticut - to amass a large collection of accordions. An unexpected but moving byproduct of this project is a large assemblage of stories about the people who sold or donated those instruments to the museum," the Review continued.
In "Accordion Stories From the Heart" author Angelo Paul Ramunni of Canaan, Connecticut, provides stories of 40+ hand-built accordions from around the world in this 143-page large-print easy-to-read hard-covered book. Tenderly he describes the extraordinary people who played these instruments over the past 200 years. His book stuns the reader with 70+ photographs of exceptionally beautifully-
The Kirkus Review commented that "The gallery of short, richly impressionistic stories the author has heard in his quest to add accordions to his enormous collection serves to stress the strong communal aspect of both the music and the instruments."
As the creator of the privately-operated New England Accordion Connection & Museum Company (https://www.neacmc.com), Mr. Ramunni displays 500+ breathtaking accordions. He also hosts a studio where he repairs, buys and sells hand-crafted accordions and offers over 10,000 pieces of sheet music and accordion-related books for purchase.
"The sheer love and passion involved are easily visible in the lavish book's dozens of color images by debut photographer Homolka of gorgeous accordions, some of them as intricately exquisite as any prized violin or piano. And that enthusiasm is mirrored in the vibrant vignettes the owners shared with Ramunni—tales of family, wine, celebration, and love," stated the Kirkus Review.
Author Ramunni's expressed intention in creating this collection of stories and photos was to, "Make it a pleasurable and educational viewing experience while demonstrating how accordionists offer their personal gifts of music to the listeners. It is an accurate picture of how many accordion players connect and create lasting relationships with other people through their music."
The closing sentence of Kirkus Review summarized "Accordion Stories From the Heart" as, "A vivid and surprisingly involving work about accordions and the stories they inspire."
"Accordion Stories from the Heart" is available for $39.95 through https://www.Amazon.com and at https://www.barnesandnoble.com. Autographed copies of the book can be purchased by calling the New England Accordion Connection & Museum Company at 860-833-1374, or by visiting https://www.neacmc.com. The Museum is open by appointment only.