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A recital from piano rolls
by Arthur Friedheim -
heard by
PATRIC STANDFORD

'... a slightly improvisatory interpretation ...'

The Great Pianists Volume 12: Masters of the Piano Roll series - Arthur Friedheim. New Digital Recording. © 2010 Dal Segno records

Capturing the performances of outstanding musicians in the early decades of the last century was as important a technological development as was, almost simultaneously, sound recording. In some ways, many regarded it as far more efficient for whilst it did not capture the colours, it could reproduce with astonishing accuracy the keyboard performance. Stravinsky worked for the Pleyel company in Paris on a six-year contract to produce piano arrangements and even compositions for the player-piano...

Copyright © 5 July 2011 Patric Standford,
Wakefield UK

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CD INFORMATION: THE GREAT PIANISTS - ARTHUR FRIEDHEIM

FRANZ LISZT

FRYDERYCK CHOPIN

LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK

PIANO

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