Richardcarlin Posted December 11, 2019 Share Posted December 11, 2019 In searching Newspapers.com, I found this notice regarding Signor Alsepti's first playing a Lachenal edeophone. Alsepti was the author of a well-known tutor for the concertina published by Lachenal, and was said to be the inventor of the so-called "bowing valves" (air release levers) that enabled a concertina player to imitate the bowing of a violinist. In other newspaper items from the 1880s-'90s, it is noted that "Jimmy Alsepti"--supposedly of Italian birth--was originally performing and teaching in the Exeter area before coming to London in the mid-1890s to teach for Keith, Prowse and Company (who sold concertinas under their own name). Does anyone else have information on Signor Alsepti? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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