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Seek Photo of Peter Cornelius Ruebner (Rybner)
By Peter Phillips

I'm hoping an MMDer might have a picture of Ampico and Welte pianist
Cornelius Rybner.  I am preparing a CD that features this amazing
pianist and his Wagner transcriptions, but cannot locate a photo of him
anywhere.  He has considerable presence on the Internet, but only in
text.  His photo is in none of the piano roll catalogs, but perhaps he
appears in a monthly magazine.

He was head of the music department at Columbia University (New York)
from 1904 to 1919, and his death is recorded in The New York Times
(1929).  With this background, surely there's a photo of him somewhere!
I would truly appreciate any help.

Peter Phillips
Sydney [delete ".geentroep" to reply] 

 [ His Welte-Mignon rolls were recorded about 1913 as Cornelius
 [ Ruebner, also spelled Rübner or Rubner.  In 1922 he changed his name
 [ to Rybner, under which name he recorded six Ampico rolls.  Ref.
 [ Charles Davis Smith: The Welte-Mignon, Its Music and Musicians
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Thu 12 Mar 2009, 04:49:04 GMT, from time zone GMT+1100.)

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