hosted on condor3913
 Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > December 2003 > 2003.12.07 > 05Prev  Next

Seek Music Rolls for Enrico Caruso Museum
By Aldo Mancusi

-- non-subscriber, please reply to sender and MMD --

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

 [ Aldo Mancusi is founder and curator of the Enrico Caruso Museum.
 [ (Cav. Uff. = Cavaliere Ufficiale = official knight/squire)
 [ Found at :
 [   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.)

Key Words in Subject:  Caruso, Enrico, Museum, Music, Rolls, Seek

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2023 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page