H Shai,

   This is the first response I'm posting to the ARSC list.

   In 1956  a friend of mine gave me an LP titled, " A Siena  
Pianoforte." It was a marvelous recording, I forgot the label but  
still have the record somewhere. The album cover was white with a  
picture of the upright  piano I think you're talking about, but I may  
be wrong.

   The friend who gave it to me was Randy Kling who now owns Disc  
Mastering outside of Nashville.  I've forgotten the name of the  
famous piece the recording did justice to. I'm one of those guys who  
can hum along with classical music  but cannot  connect the title.

   If you ever offer an archive of the music I would be a customer.   
Unfortunately, at 67  years of age, I'm running my business and home  
on the assets I've worked to accumulate for my old age, if I live  
that long. <_>.

    Ken Fritz
On Nov 29, 2009, at 12:03 PM, Shai Drori wrote:

> 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