Thanks for the info on Valse Elise by Friml.
I've attached an MP3 of Valse Elise played on a reproducer player piano.
On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 5:04 PM, Richard Markowitz <
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> The record shown in the Victor Ledgers is not a commercial issue, but
> rather in the “Pict-Ur-Music” series.
> According to an article by Allan Sutton, at the Mainspring Press website:
> “The Pict-Ur-Music records were not sold outright, but were leased to
> theaters on a subscription basis, and were exchanged once they became worn
> or damaged. The fact that the records remained Victor's property no doubt
> explains their scarcity today.”
> He further states that “as far as can be determined, all of the material
> [issued in this series] had previously appeared on commercial releases.”
> The Pict-Ur-Music disc of Friml’s *Valse Elise*, and its commercial
> counterpart, if it was, indeed, issued, must be of considerable rarity. In
> any event, it seems that neither of them has been catalogued or listed as
> being in any accessible collection.