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BBC Radio Programme About the Player Piano
By Julian Dyer

The player piano got a rare airing on BBC radio 4 today, taking a
30-minute overview of the instrument starting with a Boesendorfer SE,
backtracking to the player and reproducing piano.  It's a journalist's
take on things, presenting the instrument as a key factor in musical
and technical developments of its day that are still relevant to ours.

The case is made fairly convincingly, possibly (or not) aided by a few
sound bites from yours truly.  How nice to find that the player piano is
still capable of raising such an enthusiastic reaction that a radio
producer wants to make a programme about it!

MMDers can pick up this program via the BBC web site until next
Tuesday:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/rams/tue1330.ram

Julian Dyer


(Message sent Wed 10 Dec 2003, 00:14:29 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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