“SEMITONATA” 1918 circa.
(around 1918) Philippe O. (Belgio)
In the beginning of the 20th century Belgian manufacturers contributed substantially to the development of the accordion. The instrument enjoyed such popularity it is said that there was one in almost every household. In this period there was fierce competition amongst the different craftsmen and producers to improve the accordion’s aesthetics and sound. It is in Belgium that the first accordion competition took place in Mons in 1904.