The best accordions of the world: history, production, brands

The best accordions of the world: history, production, brands

The accordion is a beautiful and elegant musical instrument. It is able to convey the entire palette of human emotions: from deep sadness to unbridled joy. Its notes can sound like an organ or even an entire orchestra. The presence of registers that change the timbre gives the accordion the opportunity to imitate the sound of various instruments.

The sounds an accordion produces are created by the free oscillation of metal tongues under the influence of the air jet which is formed when the fur chamber moves. The presence of this chamber is the most valuable quality of an accordion, with its help you can control and influence the tone color, make the sound soft, transparent or, on the contrary, hard and coarse.

The instrument has extraordinary dynamic flexibility – from the gentlest piano to a shrill forte.

The Accordion Museum Collection in Catalonia (Alt Urgel) is the only Catalonia museum with a rich collection of musical instruments from many countries.

The Accordion Museum Collection in Catalonia (Alt Urgel)

The best accordions of the world: history, production, brands

Settimio Soprani, the best accordionist in Italy

Settimio Soprani, the best accordionist in Italy

Soprani – brand history

In 1863, the pilgrim (returning from the sanctuary of Loreto at night) asked to stay overnight on a farm in the countryside of Castelfidardo. He had an elementary “music box” with him that made different sounds. Antonio and Lucia Soprani lived on a farm with their children. Among them, Paolo, the most gifted and talented in music, was particularly impressed with this special box, which very much resembled the current “accordion”.

Thanks to this occasion, the Italian accordion industry originated in Castelfidardo.

Soprani - brand history

PIETRO d’Acordions is the only Italian linear accordion specializing exclusively in professional piano accordions.

PIETRO d’Acordions is the only Italian linear accordion specializing exclusively in professional piano accordions.

Meinel & Herold was founded in Klingenthal (Germany) in 1893. Later, in addition to the production of accordions, the factory switched to the production and trade of musical instruments of all kinds and soon became one of the largest commercial houses in Klingenthal and its surroundings.

Meinel & Herold was founded in Klingenthal (Germany) in 1893. Later, in addition to the production of accordions, the factory switched to the production and trade of musical instruments of all kinds and soon became one of the largest commercial houses in Klingenthal and its surroundings.

Matias-Solaz-Barcelona.

Production of French accordions: François Dedenis.

Production of French accordions: François Dedenis

Josef Hlavacek, Czechoslovakia.

Josef Hlavacek, Czechoslovakia

Hohner Erica.

Hohner Erica

Hohner: A German musical instrument company founded in 1857 by Matthias Hohner.

Hohner: A German musical instrument company founded in 1857 by Matthias Hohner

Josef Hlaváček, Czechoslovakia.

Josef Hlaváček, Czechoslovakia

Genuine piano action. Italy.

Genuine piano action. Italy.

Concertina (Concertina). Karl Friedrich Chemnitz, Germany.

Concertina (Concertina). Karl Friedrich Chemnitz, Germany.

Concertina, England.

Concertina, England.

Russian accordion.

Russian accordion

Accordion “Turtle”. Russia.

Accordion "Turtle". Russia.

Diatonic accordion. Josep Plonas.

Diatonic accordion. Josep Plonas.

Diatonic accordion: Marcelli Obradors Sabadell.

Diatonic accordion: Marcelli Obradors Sabadell.

Accordions “Hercule” Corcelles.

Accordions “Hercule” Corcelles.


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