Of course I jumped in here and offered to send Sr. Sans a recording of
Teresa Carreno's "Mi Teresita" as played on the mighty Wurlitzer Style
165 band organ. I don't know what he will do with it, since it's not a
pianola recording, but ...
Anyone who has read a little of the life of Madame Carreno-Tagliapietra
has to be struck by the force of her personality and her dynamism in a
country and at a time when it must have been hard for a female to make
her mark. The portrait of her in the New Grove Dictionary Of Music And
Musicians conveys graphically a little of her strength.
I wish Sr. Sans and his group much success, and am sure the other
MMD'ers here will pitch in to help him honor this deserving
[ In his Duo-Art rollography, Charles Davis Smith noted that Carreno
[ sang as the queen in "Les Huguenots", and conducted the opera
[ company when on tour in Venezuela; she was described as "the
[ foremost female pianist since Clara Schumann. Smith says:
[ "In her earlier years she was a tempestuous, dynamic performer.
[ In later years her piano style became more thoughtful and profound.
[ ... Carreno was greatly venerated in Venezuela, where her ashes are
[ buried." -- Robbie