owes its existence with Maestro LOUIS LUNAZZI
who founded it on July 31, 1963 with the support of eminent
musicians, and highly skilled, such as Messrs:
Albert REILLAC, Composer, pianist, accordionist, author
of methods for accordion;
Denis TUVERI, trumpet player, accordionist, bandoneonist
as famous as talented inter alia, and with which associated
personalities as prestigious as it :
Commander Felix BOYER, head of music of the French Republican
Guard, musicologist and permanent member of the jury of
the musical confederation of France;
Gaston DOERFLINGER Teacher and Chef of orchestra;
Tino PRATI Teacher and Composer, author of methods of accordion;
Primo QUAÏA, Teacher, Composer, editor;
Primo CORCHIA, leading light of the accordion as well as
bandonion, Composer, editor;
and thereafter Mesdames:
Danielle PAULY, accordionist leading light of the disc of
television and the radio, Teacher, Composer;
Madam the Colonel Jacqueline RAVOT, accordionist music lover.
Also, the best homage which
can be returned to that which traced us an original way
holds in this article, published in the semi-annual bulletin
of the CFPOAF N° 15 of December 1989, and which was
signed hand of its successor Guy VIVIER :
President – Fondateur
of our Association, Mr LOUIS LUNAZZI is
not any more. Its death occurred saturdays October 7, 1989
whereas, in its 89 2nd year, it ran a peaceful retirement
in its house of Cosne – on – the Loire.
When it decided to create
a Nationale association in 1963, after having collaborated
in the accordion – club of FRANCE in with dimensions
of Mr max FRANCY, as a President of the jury of his contests,
it entitled it: " PEDAGOGICAL CENTER of the ACCORDION
of FRANCE ", we were in July Deux years later, in October,
it decided to modify of it the title which became:
" FEDERAL CENTER and PEDAGOGICAL of the ACCORDION of
FRANCE ". It is only in October 1984 that its
successor, your servant, two after his nomination, will
take the initiative of the current denomination, with for
initials : C.F.P.O.A.F.
This old resistant, which
saw ravelling many pupils in his Parisien home, to the 4
2nd stage of the 12 passage Saint – Pierre AMELOT,
75011 – PARIS ( Oberkampf subway ), had a life filled
well, judge – in:
« Born 26 Août
1901, with TREVES in GERMANY, not far from the French border,
it will be then naturalized French. Violonist of formation,
but also accordionist (keys piano), it made his studies
with eminent Professor Raymond PECH. During its youth, the
music did it sailed in ITALY north, but also in PRAGUE in
CZECH REPUBLIC and BUDAPEST in HUNGARY, was useful in that
by the advantage of being trilingual ( Italian, German,
1926 to 1929, he is a director
of the municipal harmony of CROUY in the department of the
aisne. Then of 1929 to 1939, the decade sees it Directeur”
company accordionist SOISONNAISE”. From 1930 to 1934,
one finds it, always with SOISSONS, ITALIAN Teacher at the
institute " the Cross ".
In 1943, he becomes member
of the Company of the Authors, Composers and Editors of
Music ( SACEM ) en signing to be able on November 22.
1949 find it member of the
international jury to the Festival of LONDON in the GREAT
The following year, in 1950,
it obtains the diploma of the association of the American
Accordionists ( A.A.A. founded in 1938 ) under number 457
on November 10. It will be also delegated musical confederation
of the United States for FRANCE.
Then three capital dates come,
since he is the member representing FRANCE with the international
jury of the World Cut of Accordion ( the CIA ) in BRUSSELS
( BELGIUM ) in 1958, with PALANZA( ITALY ) in 1961, and
PRAGUE ( CZECH REPUBLIC ) in 1962.
This same year 1962 the met
with the honor since it is seen decreeing the " Medal
of the town of PARIS ".
In May 1968, whereas FRANCE
is in full effervescence, it is seen allotting medal and
diploma by the Musical Confederation of France ( C.M.F.
) to reward 20 years for Orchestral Direction and Companies.
Teacher of music and Composer
final member of the SACEM ( final members constituting roughly
speaking a very small number, approximately 3 %, having
faculty to enjoy the advantages of the SACEM, of which the
mutual insurance company and a decent retirement )
Louis LUNAZZI will leave us many testimonys of
his creative activity.
Author of various works of
musical teaching, of works for companies, although having
his own edition " PARIS – AMELOT ", it will
be published at various foreign editions such as: RICORDI
( ITALY ), M.A.P. ( the United Kingdom ), etc...
He will compose primarily
for accordion by means of various soli, quartets, and will
publish a bilingual method ( French / Italian ) in 1964.
He will thus carry out many collections of arrangements
of symphonic music intended for the accordion.
This epicurean, who was equipped
with a great physical force had, behind an apparent coldness,
human qualities and of heart undeniable cohabiting perfectly
with its roundness catch.
I will keep, I will personally
maintain the memory full with gratitude towards the friend,
the confidant, pragmatic man, philatelist at his hours for
which the secrecy of user-friendliness lay in a meeting
impromptu at the counter accompanied by traditional small
white wine glass of sancerre also, dear Mr LUNAZZI
allow –me to once more think and of fredonner: It
is only one – goodbye... »