Welte-Mignon : 1905 - 2005
To accompany Pianola Journal no. 16, of 2005, the Institute recorded a CD of Welte-Mignon
performances by a variety of historic pianists. The original rolls were recorded between
1905 and 1910, and the CD marked the centenary of the Welte-Mignon. The instrument used was a Steinway-Welte
grand piano, made in 1922, and restored by Denis Hall. The reproduction of the performances
sets a very high standard indeed, and brings to life both well-known and forgotten
artists from the romantic piano era.
A small number of extra copies of the CD were made, and are available separately from
the Pianola Journal. The CD comes in a colour-printed cardboard cover, with full details
of the works performed, but no booklet.
Prelude and Fugue in F minor (Book 2)
|2||Ignace Jan Paderewski:|
Polonaise, Op. 53
Nocturne, Op. 27, no. 2
Valse Caprice on Lucia di Lammermoor
Petrarch Sonnet no. 47
Norwegian Bridal March, Op. 19, no. 2
Nachtfalter (The Moth)
Preludes, Op. 11, nos 13 & 14
|9||Professor Paul de Conne:|
Romance, Op. 38, no. 2
Polish Dance, Op. 47, no. 1
Rhapsodie d'Auvergne, Op. 73
Arabesque on The Beautiful Blue Danube
|14||Ignace Jan Paderewski:|
Minuet, Op. 14, no. 1
||MAX VOGRICH: Staccato Caprice, [2.6 Mb]
Recorded by Yolanda Merö - 30 October 1905, Leipzig.
This roll was played back on a Steinway Welte grand piano in London, in March 2005. The audio recording is the copyright of the Pianola Institute, 2005.
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