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Seek Music Rolls for Enrico Caruso Museum
By Aldo Mancusi

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Our museum recently inherited a player piano with six instruments
that plays an "O" roll.  Is there someone who can make up a roll
with Italian music and opera selections?  Please let me know.

Thanking you in advance for your help,

Cav. Uff. Aldo Mancusi - Pres.
Enrico Caruso Museum of America
1942 East 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229
http://www.enricocarusomuseum.com/

 [ Aldo Mancusi is founder and curator of the Enrico Caruso Museum.
 [ (Cav. Uff. = Cavaliere Ufficiale = official knight/squire)
 [ Found at http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/bony/features/714/ :
 [
 [   Housed on the second floor of a modest two-family brick house
 [   in Brooklyn, the Enrico Caruso Museum of America is a well-tended
 [   shrine to the world's greatest tenor.  Every year, 2,500 faithful
 [   make the pilgrimage to Aldo Mancusi's opera mecca.
 [
 [   After listening to the vintage Caruso recordings (played on
 [   gramophones), you'll understand how the big guy managed to perform
 [   in front of 50,000 fans in Central Park without a microphone.
 [
 [   The permanent collection -- occupying the entire second floor and
 [   spilling over into the bathroom -- consists of rare memorabilia,
 [   from Caruso's Sulka neckties to his silver flatware.  The highlight
 [   of the two-hour tour is an eight-minute home movie of the legend
 [   himself, screened in a converted bedroom that seats twenty.
 [
 [   "People today don't realize how great Caruso was," Mancusi laments.
 [   "Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras... please!  Enrico would have blown
 [   them all off the stage."
 [
 [ -- Robbie


(Message sent Sun 7 Dec 2003, 14:33:10 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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