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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
Even more about the history of that instrument (in German!) at, where there's also an article about Heinrich Band (

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