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I have known Rex for many years. He could be called a musicologist, but he is also a performer and perhaps the most informed individual when it comes to the pianola and the reproducing piano. Rex, with his compatriot, Denis Hall, have accomplished great things like...doing the Grieg Concerto at the Proms with the Grainger rolls. One of my favorite accomplishments of his was when he punched (every note) of the Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto and did it on the pianola with orchestra. They publish the Pianola Journal, give concerts, lectures, demonstrations, etc. I have released a Chaminade disc done by Denis. If you write Rex, you can ask him how is Denis doing on the Scriabin.
On Friday, August 21, 2020, 07:45:09 PM CDT, 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:
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> > 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!!*
> > Regards,
> > Ben Roth