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Stefan Wirz Bandoneon (28) RE: Bandoleon 02 Jul 06


The BandoneĆ³n (or Bandonion, not Bandoleon as in the thread heading) has been 'invented' by Heinrich Band (born and died in Krefeld, Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany [BTW: my town of birth ;-]) by enlargening the (54 tones) of the German Concertina (or Konzertina) to 64, later even 88 and 100 tones.
More info (in English) at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandone%C3%B3n
Even more about the history of that instrument (in German!) at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandoneon, where there's also an article about Heinrich Band (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Band)
Stefa


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