His email is [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
He probably will know about these rolls. He just arranged the second movement of Rachmaninoff Sym #2 for a roll and it’s magnificent. He’s a pianola musicologist and a trained musician. Ask him about availability of rolls.
> On Aug 21, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Benjamin Roth-Aroni <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello and thank you..
> Is Mr. Lawson a musicologist?
> I know him from the world of piano rolls.
> He's recorded some Stravinsky piano rolls on CD which I have.
> I don't think these rolls were ever published, but I can't be sure.
> I never thought to ask him, but that's a good idea, but I don't have his
> If you would like to do it, that's fine with me. I appreciate it.
> Thank you again.
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 7:05 PM Charles Amirkhanian <[log in to unmask]>
>> Try writing to Rex Lawson in London. [log in to unmask] <mailto:
>> [log in to unmask]>
>>> On Aug 21, 2020, at 3:07 PM, Benjamin Roth-Aroni <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Hello everyone.
>>> I hope you're all safe and well.
>>> I have two mystery piano rolls that were hand punched by someone unknown
>>> many years ago.
>>> The labels say *Masque of the Red Death Suite - Roll 1* and *Masque of
>>> Red Death Suite - Roll 4.*
>>> On Roll four the music is in four sections.
>>> No composer is given. I would love to know who wrote this music.
>>> I currently have the two rolls on MIDI files. If you can listen to midi
>>> files and would like to try to identify the composer, please let me know,
>>> and I'll email them.
>>> If you cannot listen to midi files, but would like MP3 files instead,
>>> please let me know and I'll have them converted.
>>> *I HOPE SOMEBODY CAN IDENTIFY THE COMPOSER!!*
>>> Ben Roth