Valse Elise on reproducer player piano
On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:32 PM, Richard Markowitz <
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> Dear Ben Roth:
> Friml’s *Valse Elise*, subtitled *Wistful Refelection*, doesn’t seem to
> have been recorded at all, even for piano solo. It does not appear on any
> of Friml’s Schirmer albums (Set No. 3 and Set No. 5), or on his Westminster
> (WST 15008, with orchestra) Supraphon (ST 50646, ditto), 10” Decca (DL
> 5389), or Longines Symohonette (LWS-207) issues, or on the stereo four LP
> Golden Crest box (CRS 4200), which does, however, include some of his
> orchestral works.
> It is also lacking on the two Friml CDs (not with the composer), one of
> violin and piano works and transcriptions (Koch 7662), the other of solo
> piano works (Koch 7512). Neither does it appear on the Shilkret-Friml
> Victor 78s (C-9) or the Hunsberger Arabesque entry (Z 6562).
> The existence of score and parts of two different orchestral arrangements
> can be confirmed. One, arranged by the film composer Hubert Bath, was
> published by Keith Prowse in 1939. The other, whose arranger and date of
> publication are not clearly stated, is owned by the National Library of
> To those of us who remain devoted to “light music,” there is, alas, much
> repertoire that has never been commercially recorded.
> Best wishes,
> Richard Markowitz