Is this information about the piano somewhat accurate?
Surprisingly, no entry at Whacky Packia.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Shai Drori" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] the Sienna Pianoforte
> The story is told on one of the reels by the person who found the piano
> and dedicated his life to it, Avner Carmi. I have copies of the
> counterpoint recordings and some of the master copies. but also many
> masters Carmi made himself at studio in NYC. I assume they were top
> notch studios since they used "Dolby a301 stretched", which I am
> guessing was not in every studio around.
> Michael Biel wrote:
>> In the late 50s or early 60s there was a TV show about the piano
>> dramatizing the early history of it, the covering of it with plaster
>> or cement to protect it during WW II, it being discovered by some
>> soldiers at liberation, it being used -- still covered -- at a
>> soldiers' club, and it being re-discovered when a piece of the plaster
>> was knocked off revealing the ornate carving. They concluded with a
>> short concert being played live on the piano. The program was
>> probably on the Armstrong Circle Theatre, DuPont Show of the Month, or
>> a similar docudrama anthology series. I then started picking up the
>> records of it as they started hitting the Sam Goody 99 cent bins.
>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
>> Steven Smolian wrote:
>>> The Counterpoint label recordings are owned by the Everest interests.
>>> Steven Smolian
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shai Drori" <[log in to unmask]>
>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 12:03 PM
>>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] the Sienna Pianoforte
>>>> Does anyone have any information about the Siena Pianoforte? A few
>>>> years ago I received the complete archive of the recordings made on
>>>> it including all masters and rights. I am now starting a process of
>>>> sifting through the boxes. according to the lists that came with
>>>> the tapes some of the greatest pianists of the day recorded on this
>>>> piano (Glen Gould for example). I have one book but it's in German
>>>> so it's of no use to me. Does anyone know where I can find a grant
>>>> to help pay for the digitization of this archive? Feel free to ping
>>>> me off list.