Christopher’s Bossa (Richard Galliano b.1950) Cape Town World Music Festival 2012 – LIVE AMATEUR FOOTAGE 10/11/12

Stanislav Angelov – Vibrandoneon

Albert Combrink – Piano

Petrus de Beer – Violin

Charles Lazar – Double Bass

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French Accordionist Richard Galliano is as active as a composer as a performer with collaborations with a vast number of musicians to his credit, including Tango Master Astor Piazzolla. The two often performed each other;s music and even performed on stage together for a few very special concerts.

Astor Piazzolla & Richar Galliano

Stanislav plays the VIBRANDONEON in this performance.

An older model Vibrandoneon , similar to the one used in this performance

The following information from Dusky Records:

The vibrandoneon is a new instrument with an old history. In 1825 Mr Wheatstone who produced musical instruments in Londen experimented with a wind accordion. He called his invention a Symphonium. Its technique resembled that of the accordion. Air that is blown into the instrument (in the accordion through the bellows and in the wind accordion through a mouth-piece) sets reeds into motion that produce the sound. The Symphonium that combined for the first time a keyboard, metal reeds and the musician’s breathing was succeeded 1827 by Concertina. In 1829 this instrument received its official recognition as “piano-éolien”. Throughout the 19th century several instruments were built that advanced the Concertina such as Harmonicor of Jaulin (1861) and the Melodienbläser by Hohner in 1890. The Hohner instruments were the predecessors of the popular Melodica that was extensively used in 20th century musical education. Although the name Accordina was first used for a wind accordion in 1897, in 1943 the French producer of musical instruments André Borel produced a proto-type accordina that would be commercially manufactured from 1955 onwards by Laurent Jarry and Marcel Dreux in France. The accordina has a button keyboard. As of to-day only one firm has managed to produce this instrument with a piano keyboard. This is the Italian accordion manufacturer Victoria in Castelfidardo. The instrument is in a developmental stage and the patent application by inventor Guido Tononi is still pending. Cees Hamelink plays one of the first prototypes of this instrument that its Italian maker baptized a “Vibrandoneon”.

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