Ernst Louis Arnold (Carlsfeld -Germania-)
The company Arnold, established in the small town of Carsfeld in the Vogland region in 1864, has exported tens of thousands of Bandoneon all over the world. The famous and universally loved Argentine Tango owes a lot to this company. It was the favourite brand of bandoneon player superstar Astor Piazzolla. With his inseparable “Arnold” Piazzolla toured the major stages of the world leaving a fantastic musical legacy that will be enjoyed by many future generations of listeners. The bandoneon pictured in the photo has been donated to the museum by Claus Brusch, one of the most important collectors of aereophones in the world.