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 > October 2006 > 2006.10.25 > 03Prev  Next

Improvisation on Classical Music Rolls
By Jack M. Conway

Hi Group,  My candidate for improvisation on classical music rolls
is Fantasie Impromptu Op. 66, C Sharp Minor, Chopin.  The first Ampico
roll is 52486-H played by Adriano Ariani.  I believe this is what
would be considered the standard performance of this piece.

The second Ampico roll is 60753-H played by Germaine Schnitzer.
Germaine takes great liberties with the score almost from the first
note.  When I played the two rolls for an organist friend he commented
that Germaine's version was not Fantasie Impromptu.  It is very
different but I find it interesting listening.

Jack M. Conway, Los Angeles, California, USA

(Message sent Wed 25 Oct 2006, 03:30:11 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Classical, Improvisation, Music, Rolls

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 1995-2019 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

. .