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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Player Piano 1 - Studies for Player Piano Vol. 1
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MDG 6451401CD MDG 6451401CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/24/2006

2005 recordings, using Nancarrow's original player piano from 1927. "One of the most fascinating chapters in the history of the piano of the 20th century were Conlon Nancarrow's studies for player piano. After American-born Nancarrow returned from the Spanish Civil War, fighting the fascists in the thirties, he emigrated to Mexico and began to compose for the already out-of-style player piano. Tempos of 200 beats per second are not unusual, or chords made up of dozens of notes, all impossible for a human to play but as a result of his innovative use of player piano rolls he could make the impossible possible. The instrument used was Nancarrow's own Bösendorfer Ampico grand piano."