This waltz (which translates to “A waltz for the accordion”) was written by Erich Moser from Austria and recorded in the 1980s with his trio. Erich Moser was a brilliant Steirische Harmonika (diatonic button accordion) player who passed away in 1992 at the age of 37, and left behind a legacy of several albums, many compositions, and a unique style of playing that has inspired many. He was both technically and dynamically brilliant, as demonstrated in the video below. This particular song is one of my favourite waltzes by Moser, which I first heard on a videotape of a 1987 Musikantenstadl (that I shared to YouTube a long time ago). Although he played it on a Steirische Harmonika in C sharp, this obviously becomes difficult to manage on a piano accordion, which is why my piano accordion arrangement has been written in the key of C.
Does anyone else think this waltz has some similarities to French Musette, or is it just me?
📝 Sheet music pdf (C)