DMM (German) AMI articles
By Rob DeLand
|Hello everyone -|
I sent a private letter to Hans Schmitz last Dec. 2nd re. 3 articles that appeared in DMM, the German AMI collector's magazine. I'm posting this note to the list to raise my questions to the general public.
Issue #1: I want to drive a project to have some of the best articles that appeared in DMM translated to English and published either by MBSI or AMICA. Three articles I found interesting were these:
The Phonola (by J. Crgen Hocker / DMM #57 Feb. 1993 pgs. 14-26) Ludwig Hupfeld (by Hans Schmitz / DMM #58 July 1993 pgs. 16-39) The Phonola (by J. Crgen Ehlers / DMM #60 May 1994 pgs. 38-41)
Issue #2: I am interested in locating any and all information published on Welte, particularly pianos (the Mignon). I understand there was an article written by Hans Schmitz published in DMM; does anyone know which issue(s)?
To publish a translation will require (1) permission by the appropriate people at DMM; does anyone on this list know who that might be? I'm afraid Hans is a very busy person and not likely to answer my letter very soon; (2) someone to translate the articles - I figured I'd either try to recruit someone on this list, or try to get my AMICA chapter to foot the bill (we have some funds that could probably be made available for a project like this); and (3) a decision by MBSI or AMICA to publish them, possibly involving a reciprocal agreement to make some similar info. available for DMM to publish. Here I'm going out on a limb because I have not spoken to either Angelo Rulli (MBSI) or Robin Pratt (AMICA) about any of this.
So, back to square one: does anyone on this list have access to the proper people at DMM to get this going? Anyone have any suggestions on how best to get these translated? Anyone know when Hans' article was published, or if there are others? And finally, Robin, what are your thoughts? (I heard through a 3rd party that Angelo had already been contacted about this by another individual; maybe I simply have to sit back and wait for someone else to do this!!).
If anyone has read this far, I thank you for your patience with me and another of my brainstorms!
(Message sent Wed 17 Jan 1996, 17:08:05 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)