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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.
>>> Thanks
>>> Shai
>>>
>>
>>
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