A film was produced in 1908 entitled "Stenka Razin," directed by Vladimir Romashkov, featuring a screenplay by Vasily Goncharov and music by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.
Performed upon my vintage 1950's Galanti accordion, a 4/5 reed instrument in LMMH configuration. The bassoon reeds are in the single tone chamber. Although the Galanti company ceased production of accordions many years ago, they now produce pipe organs worldwide under the name Ahlborn-Galanti. Many thanks to my friend Max for his enthusiasm for Galanti accordions. Without Max's help I would not have found this very beautiful instrument nor fully appreciated the legendary qualities of this venerable brand.
I love the beautiful Italian reeds of this vintage Galanti and also the wonderfully shaped ergonomic design which allows the instrument to be played for hours at a time without fatigue or stress. I am not sure of the exact date of manufacture of this accordion, but I have seen similar models advertised in 1948, 1949 and through the early 1950's.