An accordion is a musical instrument of the hand-held bellows-driven free reed aerophone family, sometimes referred to as a squeezebox. A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The bandoneón is a Free-reed instrument particularly popular in Argentina. See also Accordion The bayan (баян is a type of Chromatic button accordion developed in Russia in A concertina is a free-reed Musical instrument, like the various Accordions and the Harmonica. The flutina is an early precursor to the Diatonic button accordion, having one or two rows of Treble buttons which are configured to have the tonic of The garmon (гармонь is a kind of Russian button Accordion, a free-reed wind instrument. A harmonium is a free-standing musical keyboard instrument similar to a Reed Organ or Pipe Organ A reed organ, also called parlor organ pump organ cabinet organ cottage organ, is an organ that generates its sounds using free metal reeds. See also Accordion Trikitixa (pronounced IPA) or eskusoinu ("hand sound" is a two-row Basque Diatonic button accordion See also Accordion This The accordion is a portable box-shaped Musical instrument of the hand-held Bellows -driven free-reed aerophone family sometimes referred to as a Squeezebox A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. A bellows is a device for delivering pressurized Air in a controlled quantity to a controlled location A free reed aerophone is a Musical instrument where Sound is produced as air flows past a Vibrating reed in a frame The term Squeezebox (also Squeeze box, Squeeze-box) is a Colloquial expression referring to any Musical instrument of the general class of hand-held
The accordion is played by compressing and expanding the bellows, while pressing buttons or keys to allow air to flow across reeds, thereby producing tones and chords. A bellows is a device for delivering pressurized Air in a controlled quantity to a controlled location A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers or keys on a Musical instrument, particularly the piano A reed is a thin strip of material which vibrates to produce a sound on a Musical instrument. This article describes musical chords in traditional Western styles Accordions are played worldwide, being especially popular in Russia, Colombia, North America, Brazil and France. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The instrument's popularity in France also made its music a trademark of the country.
Modern accordions consist of a body in two parts, each generally rectangular in shape, separated by a bellows. On each part of the body is a keyboard containing buttons, levers or piano-style keys. A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers or keys on a Musical instrument, particularly the piano The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers When pressed, the buttons travel in a direction perpendicular to the motion of the bellows (towards the performer). Most, but not all modern accordions also have buttons capable of producing entire chords. This article describes musical chords in traditional Western styles
The accordion's basic form was invented in Berlin in 1822 by Friedrich Buschmann. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann ( 17 June 1805 &ndash 1 October 1864) was a German musical instrument maker often credited with The accordion is one of several European inventions of the early 19th century that used free reeds driven by a bellows; notable among them were:
An instrument called accordion was first patented in 1829 by Cyrill Demian in Vienna. Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. Demian's instrument bore little resemblance to modern instruments; it only had a left hand keyboard, with the right hand simply operating the bellows. One key feature for which Demian sought the patent was the sounding of an entire chord by depressing one key. His instrument also could sound two different chords with the same key: one for each bellows direction (press, draw); this is called a bisonoric action.
At that time in Vienna, mouth harmonicas with "Kanzellen" (chambers) had already been available for many years, along with bigger instruments driven by hand bellows. The diatonic key arrangement was also already in use on mouth-blown instruments. Demian's patent thus covered an accompanying instrument: an accordion played with the left hand, opposite to the way that contemporary chromatic hand harmonicas were played, small and light enough to for travelers to take with them and use to accompany singing. The patent also described instruments with both bass and treble sections, although Demian preferred the bass-only instrument owing to its cost and weight advantages. Bass (ˈbɛɪs as in base) when used as an adjective is used to describe tones of low Frequency or range.
The musician Adolph Müller described a great variety of instruments in his 1833 "Schule für Accordion". Year 1833 ( MDCCCXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common At the time, Vienna and London had a close musical relationship, with musicians often performing in both cities in the same year, so it is possible that Wheatstone was aware of this type of instrument and may have used them to put his key-arrangement ideas into practice. Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
Jeune's flutina resembles Wheatstone's concertina in internal construction and tone color, but it appears to complement Demian's accordion functionally. The flutina is an early precursor to the Diatonic button accordion, having one or two rows of Treble buttons which are configured to have the tonic of A concertina is a free-reed Musical instrument, like the various Accordions and the Harmonica. In Music, timbre (ˈtæm-bər' like timber, or, from Fr timbre tɛ̃bʁ is the quality of a Musical note or sound that distinguishes different The flutina is a one-sided bisonoric melody-only instrument whose keys are operated with the right hand while the bellows is operated with the left. When the two instruments are combined, the result is quite similar to diatonic button accordions still manufactured today.
Further innovations followed and continue to the present. Various keyboard systems have been developed, as well as voicings (the combination of multiple tones at different octaves), with mechanisms to switch between different voices during performance, and different methods of internal construction to improve tone, stability and durability.
Approximately 2. 5 million Americans play the accordion.
The manufacture of an accordion is not a completely automated process. In a sense, all accordions could be called handmade, since there is always some hand assembly of the small parts required. The general process involves making the individual parts, assembling the subsections, assembling the entire instrument, and final decorating and packaging.  However, the best accordions are always hand-made, especially in the aspect of reeds; completely hand-made reeds have a far better tonal quality than even the best automatically-manufactured reeds. Some accordions have been modified by individuals striving to bring a more pure sound out of low-end instruments, such as the ones improved by Yutaka Usui, a Japanese-born craftsman.
In Colombia, the instrument was first introduced by European immigrants and merchants mainly of German origin through the Antilles Islands in the early 20th century, where local troubadours from the Caribbean Region used it as an instrument to accompany their sung messages. Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. The Antilles (the same in French; Antillas in Spanish; Antillen in Dutch) refers to the islands forming the greater part of the A troubadour ( IPA:, originally) was a composer and performer of Occitan Lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages (1100&ndash1350 The Caribbean Region or Caribbean Coast Region is a natural region of Colombia mainly composed of eight Departments located contiguous to This form of music developed into the musical genre called Vallenato, representative of Colombia. Vallenato, along with Cumbia, is presently the most popular Folk music of Colombia.
The accordion is an important instrument in the Dominican Republic because it is an instrument used in merengue, the national dance of this country. The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with The accordion is also used in perico ripiao, a typical merengue. Merengue típico (also known as merengue cibaeño or colloquially as Perico ripiao) is a musical genre of the Dominican Republic.
The instrument was popularized in the United States by Count Guido Deiro who was the first piano accordionist to perform in Vaudeville. Count Guido Pietro Deiro ( September 1, 1886 - July 26, 1950) was a famous Vaudeville star international recording artist composer Vaudeville was a Genre of variety entertainment prevalent on the stage in the United States and Canada, from the early 1880s
Accordion is the main instrument in the musette style of ballroom music in France (a style now largely out of fashion) and in the 1950s chanson singing, which has a revival in the form of neo-realism. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. A chanson ( French for " Song " from Latin cantio) is in general any lyric -driven French songs usually Polyphonic
Mexican Norteño music also relies heavily on the accordion. The instrument was introduced into Northern Mexico by German immigrants during the 19th century. Mexican bands like Ramón Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte, Los Tiranos Del Norte, Los Cachorros De Juan Villarreal, Los Huracanes Del Norte, Los Invasores De Nuevo Leon, and Los Cadetes De Linares have made very successful musical careers out of their lively riffs. Ramón Ayala (born) is an Mexican Accordionist and Songwriter. Chicken scratch (also known as waila music) is a kind of dance music developed by the Tohono O'odham people. Chicken scratch (also known as waila music) is a kind of Dance music developed by the Tohono O'odham people The Tohono O'odham, also known as the Papago, are a group of aboriginal Americans who reside primarily in the Sonoran Desert of the southwest The genre is derived from Mexican Norteño and evolved out of acoustic fiddle bands in southern Arizona, in the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert (sometimes called the Gila Desert after the Gila River or the Low Desert in opposition to the higher Mojave Desert) is
The accordion is an important instrument in Dutch folk music, and often the only melodious instrument when clog dancing. It is also significant in Scandinavian folk music, with notable performers including Finnish accordionist Maria Kalaniemi. Maria Kalaniemi (born 1964 is a Finnish Accordionist She was originally classically trained but has become mostly as folk musician having played this music from Scandinavian-influenced British folk music has, in recent years, also featured accordionists such as Karen Tweed. Karen Tweed (born 1963 Willesden) is a Piano accordionist from London, England.
The accordion is commonly used as part of dance and ceilidh bands in English, Scottish and Irish traditions. A céilidh ( (in modern usage is a traditional Gaelic social Dance originating in Ireland and Scotland, but now common throughout the England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world
Accordion is also a central instrument in Zydeco, Cajun music, and Polka, heard in Europe and the Americas. Zydeco ( French "les haricots" English "snap beans" is a form of American roots or folk music, that evolved from The jure during See also [[Cajun]] Cajun music, an emblematic Music of Louisiana, is rooted in the Ballads of the French-speaking Acadians of The polka is a fast lively Central European Dance and also a genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas
The accordion gained notoriety in the 1990s when Jaleel White portrayed an accordion-playing nerdy neighbor (Steve Urkel) on Family Matters. In the English-speaking pop-music world, it is often seen as the epitome of an "uncool" instrument parents force their children to learn in lieu of a different, "cooler" instrument such as the guitar; however some popular rock music acts, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, They Might Be Giants, The Decemberists, The Arcade Fire, Counting Crows, Devotchka, Calexico, Gogol Bordello, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Jason Webley, Stolen Babies, The Tiger Lillies, and Beirut incorporate the accordion in their distinctive sound. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (ˈjæŋkəvɪk born October 23 1959 is a Grammy Award winning American singer Musician, actor satirist Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish American Celtic punk band that formed in Los Angeles California and is currently signed to SideOneDummy Dropkick Murphys are a Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, U They Might Be Giants (commonly abbreviated to TMBG) is an American Alternative rock band which began as a duo of John Flansburgh and John Arcade Fire (often referred to as The Arcade Fire) is an Indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec and fronted by the husband and wife duo Counting Crows is a Rock band originating from Berkeley California. DeVotchKa is a four piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that fuses Romani, Greek, Slavic, Bolero, Mariachi (and many Calexico is a rock band based in Tucson Arizona, known for playing an eclectic variety of music Gogol Bordello is a Multi-ethnic Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of New York City that formed in 1999 and is known for its The World/Inferno Friendship Society (commonly referred to as " World Inferno " or " The Inferno " is a Cabaret punk band Jason Webley is a musician who began as a busker, playing accordion in the streets of Seattle, but has since moved in-doors and on stage playing venues and Stolen Babies are an American Avant-garde metal band with significant influences from Dark cabaret, signed to The End Records. The Tiger Lillies are a three-piece band formed in 1989 and based in London. Beirut is the band of -year-old Santa Fe native Zach Condon. The band's first official release was assisted by Jeremy Barnes ( Neutral Milk Hotel
In northeastern Brazil, the accordion, along with the triangle and the zabumba, is the main instrument used in forró, a traditional style usually played by trios. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld The triangle is an Idiophone type of Musical instrument in the percussion family A zabumba is a type of Bass drum used in Brazilian music The player wears the drum while standing up and uses both hands while playing Forró is a kind of Northeastern Brazilian dance as well as a word used to denote the different genres of music which accompanies the dance This genre features accordionists such as Sivuca, Dominguinhos and the "King of Baião", Luiz Gonzaga.
It is also widely used by Gypsy and Jewish bands from Eastern Europe. The Romani people (singular Rom, plural Roma as a Noun; also known as Romanies or Roma people) are an ethnic group with origins PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Eastern Europe is a general term that refers to the Geopolitical region encompassing the easternmost part of the European continent. It is central to much of Southeastern/Eastern European and Russian music.
In Italy, the accordion plays an important role in folk music, being many times the leading sound of the tarantella. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest The Tarantella is an Italian dance its name coming from the town of Taranto, where it originated
While the accordion is a versatile instrument and is widely played throughout the world, it is not universally respected, largely because of an incorrect assumption that it is only used for polka music. A representative jibe is one from Gary Larson, author of The Far Side, who drew a cartoon with the punchline "Welcome to heaven, here's your harp. This article refers to the Cartoonist. For the Rugby league player please see Gary Larson (rugby league. The Far Side is a popular one-panel syndicated comic created by Gary Larson. / Welcome to hell, here's your accordion. "
The accordion (Hangeul: 아코디언) is an integral aspect of "Trot" music (Hangeul: 트로트) from North Korea and South Korea. Trot North Korea is the commonly used short form name for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (or DPRK) a State located in East Asia, South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː Trot music was extremely popular in the first half of the twentieth century and it is still enjoyed by many older Koreans to this day. The accordion is often the only the instrument present in a song routine. Trot music and the accordion have gained a very widespread revival in recent years in the wake of the popular singer, Jang Yoon Jeong (Hangeul: 장윤정)and her super-hit song "Oemana!" (Hangeul: 어마나!). 
On button accordions the melody-side keyboard consists of a series of buttons (rather than piano-style keys. See also Accordion A button accordion is a type of Accordion on which the Melody -side keyboard consists of a series of Buttons In Music, a melody (from Greek μελῳδία - melōidía, "singing chanting" also tune, voice, or A musical keyboard is the set of adjacent depressible levers or keys on a Musical instrument, particularly the piano In Clothing and Fashion design, a button is a small plastic or metal disc- or knob-shaped typically round object usually attached to an article of Clothing The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers ) There exists a wide variation in keyboard systems, tuning, action and construction of these instruments.
Diatonic button accordions have a melody-side keyboard that is limited to the notes of diatonic scales in a small number of keys (sometimes only one). In Music, a melody (from Greek μελῳδία - melōidía, "singing chanting" also tune, voice, or In Music, a scale is a group of musical notes collected in ascending and descending order that provides material for or is used to conveniently represent part or all In Music theory, the term key is used in many different and sometimes contradictory ways The bass side usually contains the principal chords of the instrument's key and the root notes of those chords. Bass (ˈbɛɪs as in base) when used as an adjective is used to describe tones of low Frequency or range. This article describes musical chords in traditional Western styles
Almost all diatonic button accordions (e. g. : melodeon) are bisonoric, meaning each button produces two notes: one when the bellows is compressed, another while it is expanded; a few instruments (e. A bellows is a device for delivering pressurized Air in a controlled quantity to a controlled location g. : garmon') are unisonoric, with each button producing the same note regardless of bellows direction; still others have a combination of the two types of action: see Hybrids below. The garmon (гармонь is a kind of Russian button Accordion, a free-reed wind instrument.
A chromatic button accordion is a type of button accordion where the melody-side keyboard consists of uniform rows of buttons arranged so that the pitch increases chromatically along diagonals. See also Accordion A chromatic button accordion is a type of Button accordion where the Melody -side keyboard consists of rows of buttons The chromatic scale is a Musical scale with twelve pitches each a Semitone or Half step apart The bass-side keyboard is usually the Stradella system, one of the various free-bass systems, or a converter system. Included among chromatic button accordions is the Russian bayan. See also Accordion The bayan (баян is a type of Chromatic button accordion developed in Russia in Sometimes an instrument of this class is simply called a chromatic accordion, although other types, including the piano accordion, are fully chromatic as well. There can be 3 to 5 rows of treble buttons. In a 5 row chromatic, two additional rows repeat the first 2 rows to facilitate options in fingering. Chromatic button accordions are preferred by many classical music performers, since the treble keyboard with diagonally arranged buttons allows a greater range, and often far greater speed, than a piano keyboard configuration. Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music There exists an accordion with 6 rows in the treble side. It is commonly played in Serbia and throughout former Yugoslavia. The rows are based on the B system. The natives refer to it as "dugmetara".
The Janko keyboard is used for the treble side of some accordions. The Jankó keyboard is a Musical keyboard layout for a Piano designed by Paul von Jankó in 1882.
Various cultures have made their own versions of the accordion, adapted to suit their own music. Russia alone has several, including the bayan, Garmon, Livenka, and Saratovskaya Garmonika. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending The garmon (гармонь is a kind of Russian button Accordion, a free-reed wind instrument. The livenka (ливенка or Livenskaya garmoshka (Ливенская гармошка is a specific variety of Accordion used in Russian The Saratovskaya Garmonika, named after the Russian city of Saratov, is a colorful variant on the standard one row push-pull Diatonic button Accordion.
Various hybrids have been created between instruments of different keyboards and actions. Many remain curiosities, only a few have remained in use. Some notable examples are:
The Stradella Bass System uses rows of buttons arranged in a circle of fifths; this places the principal major chords of a key in three adjacent rows. In Music theory, the circle of fifths (or '''circle of fourths''') shows the relationships among the twelve tones of the Chromatic scale, their corresponding Each row contains, in order: A major third (the "counter-bass" note), the root note, the major chord, the minor chord, the (dominant) seventh chord, and the diminished seventh chord. A major third ( is one of two commonly occurring Musical intervals that span three Diatonic scale degrees the other being the Minor third. In Music the root ( basse fouhuhuhe) of a chord is the note or pitch upon which that chord is perceived or labelled as being built In Music theory, a major chord ( is a chord having a root, a Major third, and a Perfect fifth. In Music theory, a minor chord ( is a chord having a root, a Minor third, and a Perfect fifth. A seventh chord is a chord consisting of a triad plus a note forming an interval of a Seventh above the chord's root. In Music theory, a diminished seventh ( is an interval encompassing nine Semitones or a particular chord containing this interval
All chord buttons sound 3 note chords. Early attempts to create 4 note seventh and diminished chords were hampered by mechanical difficulties. Consequently, modern Stradella systems drop the 5th from these two chords. This has the side benefit of making the preformed chords more versatile. For example, an augmented chord can be created by using the dominant seventh button and adding an augmented 5th from the piano keyboard or from one of the bass or counterbass buttons.
Depending on the price, size or origin of the instrument, some rows may be missing completely or in different positions. In most Russian layouts the diminished seventh chord row is moved by one button, so that the C diminished seventh chord is where the F diminished seventh chord would be in a standard Stradella layout; this is done in order to achieve a better reachability with the forefinger.
|12-bass||6 - Root notes: B♭ to A||Root note, major|
|24-bass||8 - Root notes: E♭ to E||Root note, major, minor|
|32-bass||8 - Root notes: E♭ to E||Root note, major, minor, 7th|
|40-bass||8 - Root notes: E♭ to E||Root note, counter-bass note, major, minor, 7th|
|48-bass||8 - Root notes: E♭ to E||Root note, counter-bass note, major, minor, 7th, diminished|
|12 - Root notes: D♭ to F♯||Root note, counter-bass note, major, minor|
|60-bass||12 - Root notes: D♭ to F♯||Root note, counter-bass note, major, minor, 7th|
|72-bass||12 - Root notes: D♭ to F♯||Root note, counter-bass note, major, minor, 7th, diminished|
|80-bass||16 - Root notes: C♭ to G♯||Root note, counter-bass note, major, minor, 7th|
|96-bass||16 - Root notes: C♭ to G♯||Root note, counter-bass note, major, minor, 7th, diminished|
|120-bass||20 - Root notes: Low A to A♯||Root note, counter-bass note, major, minor, 7th, diminished|
|140-bass||20 - Root notes: Low A to A♯||Root note, counter-bass note, major, minor, 7th, diminished, augmented (or extra counter-bass note)|
|160-bass||20 - Root notes: Low A to A♯||Root note, three counter-bass notes, major, minor, 7th, diminished|
Free bass systems allow the player to construct their own chords as well as to play bass melodies in several octaves. There are various free bass systems in use; most consist of a rotated version or mirror image of one of the melody layouts used in chromatic button accordions. One notable exception is the Titano line of converter or "quint" bass, which repeats the first two bass rows of the Stradella system one and two octaves higher moving outward from the bellows. In the United States, Julio Giulietti was the chief manufacturer and promoter of the free bass accordion that he called a "bassetti" accordion which was mass produced from the late 1950s onward. Giulietti accordions with free bass capability often had a "transformer" switch to go from standard pre-set chords to individual free bass notes.
Skillful use of the free bass system enabled the performance of classical piano music, rather than music arranged specifically for the accordion's standard chorded capability. Beginning in the 1960s, competitive performance on the accordion of classical piano compositions, by the great masters of music, occurred. Although never mainstreamed in the larger musical scene, this convergence with traditional classical music propelled young accordionists to an ultimate involvement with classical music heretofore not experienced.
Within the United States, several noted instrumentalists demonstrated the unique orchestral capabilities of the free bass accordion while performing at the nation's premier concert venues and encouraged contemporary composers to write for the instrument. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Included among the leading orchestral artists was John Serry, Sr. A noted concert accordionist, soloist, composer, and arranger, Serry performed extensively in both symphonic orchestras and jazz ensembles as well as on live radio and television broadcasts. John Serry Sr ( January 29, 1915 &ndash September 14, 2003) was a distinguished Concert Accordionist, Arranger His refined poetic artistry gained respect for the free bass accordion as a serious concert instrument among prominent classical musicians and conductors of the early twentieth century.
Recently Guy Klucevsek has built a reputation on combining folk styles with classical forms and makes extensive use of the free bass. Guy Klucevsek (born February 26, 1947) is an American born Accordionist and Composer. New York's William Schimmel, who composes and performs in many genres, is a leading exponent of the "quint" style free bass system and uses it extensively in tandem with the standard stradella system. William Schimmel (1946 -) is one of the principal architects in the resurgence of the Accordion, the revival of the Tango in America and the philosophy of "Musical
In Europe, free bass accordion performance has reached a very high level and the instrument is considered worthy of serious study in music conservatories. The most historically influential player has been Mogens Ellegaard (Denmark). Today, some of the most important players are Friedrich Lips (Russia), Matti Rantanen (Finland), Geir Draugsvoll (Norway), Stefan Hussong (Germany), Hugo Noth, Elsbeth Moser (Germany), Teodoro Anzellotti (Germany), Owen Murray (Great Britain), Max Bonnay (France), Frederic Deschamps (France), Mini Dekkers (Holand), Ivan Koval (Czech Republic), Claudio Jacomucci (Italy), Iñaki Alberdi (Spain), and Angel Luis Castaño (Spain).
Many modern and avant-garde composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Edison Denisov, Vladislav Solotarev, Luciano Berio, Jean Française, Robert Gerhard, Per Norgard, Arne Nordheim, Jurgen Ganzer, Uros Rojko, Jindrich Feld, Franco Donatoni, Toshio Hosokawa, Mauricio Kagel, and Magnus Lindberg have written for the free bass accordion and the instrument is becoming more frequently integrated into new music chamber and improvisation groups. Avant-garde (avɑ̃gaʁd in French) means "advance guard" or "vanguard WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Sofia Asgatovna Gubaidulina, (София Асгатовна Губайдулина София Luciano Berio, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( October 24, 1925 &ndash May 27, 2003) was an Italian Composer. Mauricio Kagel ( December 24, 1931 – September 18, 2008) was a German - Argentine Composer who was notable Magnus Lindberg (born June 27, 1958) is a Finnish Composer. Lindberg was born in Helsinki.
Players of the accordion include:
Some musicians have a love-hate relationship with the accordion. Famous anti-accordion comments include: "A gentleman is a man who can play the piano accordion . . . and doesn't", and "An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of the assassin" (From Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary). Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 &ndash 1914? was an American Editorialist Journalist, short-story writer and Satirist. The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, is a satirical book published in 1911