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Classical Piano Rolls
By Dan Wilson

Jill Miller posts the following needs for a friend. The 1914 Aeolian roll catalog prompts the remarks on the right:-

Schumann:- No Impromptus are shown for Schumann,
but "Dedication" is the translation
of his song title "Widmung" of which
this Liszt transcription was issued:
(London nos.)
Widmung T83416

1. Impromptu No 19 op.3 (Op.3 not in catalog, probably songs)
2. Dedication (not Mastert'ch) see above

4 Impromptus Op.90
3. Impromptu No 3 op. 90 No.3 G major, andante TL21637
4. Impromptu No 2 op.90 No.2 E flat major, allegro TL20226

Impromptu G Flat No 3 op.90 see above
(So much Schubert has been discovered
since piano-roll times that the Opus
system isn't referred to much nowadays)

1. Waltz op.69 No 2 (posthumous, composed 1835) TL20377
2. Waltz E Minor No 14 Chopin pieces weren't numbered on rolls
except by Op no. This is almost
certainly Valse, E minor,
(posthumous, composed 1829) TL21050
I suggest joining the Roll Bid Enterprise auction which is about 70% classical. Most of the titles above appear from time to time.

Roll Bid Enterprise
c/o Frances Broadway
39 Sydner Road (NB Sydner not Sydney)
Stoke Newington
N16 7UF
tel +44 171 254 6145 ; fax +44 171 249 0130 (dedicated line)

and trying:

Steve Cox
Laguna Rolls
Lagoon Road
West Sussex PO21 4TH       ph/fax +44 1243 262041

Dan Wilson

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