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  1. For sale (readers of this forum have first choice, before I try eBay): 1. Wheatstone EC model 22 (...) NOT LONGER FOR SALE. 2. Wheatstone EC Aeola Tenor-Treble (...) SORRY, SOLD 3. Wheatstone EC #11809 48 buttons, concert pitch, 5 fold bellows, sweet tone, but not loud. Offers over €1500. 4. Lachenal EC #35484 Non Pareil Model Amboyna ends 48 buttons, concert pitch, sweet tone, 5 fold gold tooled brown bellows; unbelievable stunning looks. A museum piece in excellent playing condition. Offers over €3200. All instruments are located in The Hague, Holland. Shipping costs for buyer. Pictures and other information available for serious prospective buyers. Contact me via PM. After any succesful sale, a donation will be made to Concertina.net.
  2. PM sent; check your Profile - Messenger - My conversations.
  3. Thank you Mark, I'm very pleased. I once heard Susanna and Adrian play together live, it was excellent ... so I'm looking forward to the CD.
  4. Quite right. My nr. 27918 is a tenor/treble, but is described in the ledger as: 'No. 20A Octo Bar Black 56 Keys 8" '
  5. Well, if anyone is interested in buying a concertina in the Netherlands, I have one for sale too. It's a 1920 raised metal-ended 48 key Wheatstone treble concertina, serial number 28605, model 22. (See my avatar). In very good condition and tuned in concert key. Same price as the one in the Amsterdam shop: €2300. Inquiries welcome. Photo's available. Location: The Hague, Netherlands.
  6. Here's a second picture from another angle.
  7. Spotted this concertina today in the Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes/Museum of the Battle of the Ardennes (La Roche en Ardenne, Belgium).
  8. Look here for a map of Dutch concertina player's locations. Nobody in Amsterdam (but not everyone is present on this map). You could post at the Concertina Nederland forum: here. There's more to find on that site about concertina players, concerts, etc. in Holland (and Belgium). At this time, the calendar for May only shows an event at Nijmegen (that's not near Amsterdam).
  9. From "Goodbye to Berlin" by Christopher Isherwood (this is the novel that inspired the stage and screen musical "Cabaret"): "Down in the murky pit of the courtyard where the fog, in this clammy autumn weather, never lifted, the street singers and musicians succeeded each other in a performance which was nearly continuous. There were parties of boys with mandolins, an old man who played the concertina, and a father who sang with his little girls."
  10. Incurable tone deafness exist. According to Wikipedia: "Amusia refers to a number of disorders which are indicated by the inability to recognize musical tones or rhythms or to reproduce them. Amusia can be congenital (present at birth) or be acquired sometime later in life (as from brain damage). " I recommend reading Oliver Sachs' Musicophilia.
  11. This one is likely to be a Non Pareil (or Nompariel - sic - in an old Lachenal brochure I found on the WWW): . The brochure says: AMBOYNA, all pertaining to exterior finish tastefully matched, tempered steel reeds as "The Excelsior," and all essential requisites of a truly genuine Instrument. Ca. 1895.
  12. Possibly Frederica Weichsell, 1745-1786, a pupil of J.C. Bach in London, or Elizabeth Weichsell, 1768-1818, who later used the name of her husband, Billington. I'm not sure whether Elizabeth was the daughter of Frederica. More about Elizabeth at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Billington
  13. Actually, it is "Hammerschmidt" (without 'e'). See about him: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Hammerschmidt It seems to me that it concerns a composition from Hammerschmidt. Hence the mentioning of Hammerschmidt's Fest-, Bus- und Danck-Lieder, 1658 as source. If it was a composition of J.S. Bach, it would have a BWV number (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis); but there's no such number mentioned. If Bach was only the arranger of the composition in the Bach Chorale Book, but you don't use his arrangement but your own, you can name Hammerschmidt as composer, and yourself as arranger. Greetings,
  14. I have two Wheatstones with, and one without raised ends. To me, it makes no difference at all when playing.
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