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Schulz Aria Divina Recordo
By Bryan Cather

The "Aria Divina" was Schulz's version of Recordo.  I know of one
locally (Arlington, Texas, near Dallas) that is not an art case but,
according to Recordo gurus Bob & Ginny Billings, it is the only
known example of the "C"-type Recordo.  While I'm sure there are
other "Aria Divina" pianos out there, they are probably the more common
"B"-type.  Incidentally, there is an Bardini art-cased Aria Divina on
page 76 of Harvey Roehl's "Player Piano Treasury"

Bryan Cather

 [ In the 1962 printing of "Player Piano Treasury" I found a Schulz
 [ advert on page 69: "The Venetian Grand, after the manner of
 [ Renaissance Italy, in walnut or mahogany."  Nice case design.
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Wed 17 May 2000, 22:58:57 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Aria, Divina, Recordo, Schulz

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