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As a duo, called “As time goes by”, Thomas Breitsameter (violin) and Janusz Myschur (accordion) present a musical Panopticon with hits and evergreens from more than 70 years of salon and pop music. 

The musician’s repertoire encompasses French musette waltzes, fox trots, fiery tangos and well-known jazz standards, famous movie themes, and international hits. The rather rare combination of “violin and accordion” is virtually predestined to plunge into the shallows of the genre uncontrollably along with the Capri-Fishermen, to trace the virtuosity of French musette waltzes in the “Rue la Rose” and to dream of the Lago Maggiore with deep tango-drunken melancholy. The world-famous tune “as time goes by”, from the classic movie “Casablanca”, awakes memories of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

As time goes by (Songtext): This day and age we’re living in Gives cause for apprehension With speed and new invention And things like fourth dimension. Yet we get a trifle weary With Mr. Einstein’s theory. So we must get down to earth at times Relax relieve the tension And no matter what the progress Or what may yet be proved The simple facts of life are such They cannot be removed.] You must remember this A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. The fundamental things apply As time goes by. And when two lovers woo They still say, “I love you.” On that you can rely No matter what the future brings As time goes by. Moonlight and love songs Never out of date. Hearts full of passion Jealousy and hate. Woman needs man And man must have his mate That no one can deny. It’s still the same old story A fight for love and glory A case of do or die. The world will always welcome lovers As time goes by. Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers As time goes by.  

Some hits and evergreens will therefore be played on a so-called “straw fiddle”, an instrument with a bell.