Works composed for the player piano in the 1920s, including Antheil's amazing "Ballet Mecanique", works by Stravinsky, Hindemith, Duchamp, &c. These composers put the player piano through its paces, with multi-layered meters, physically impossible runs and unusual juxtapositions. Many of the works on this release were previously available through a variety of different collections, and are now lovingly brought together and performed on a 1927 Ampico-Bosendorfer player piano prepared for this project's manager Jurgen Hooker.
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Igor Strawinsky (1882-1971)
Étude pour Pianola
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Hans Haass (1897-1955)
Fuge in C-Dur
Ernst Toch (1887-1964)
Studie IV: Der Jongleur.
"Drei Originalstücke für das elektrische
Componiert für Donaueschingen 1926."
Gerhart Münch (1907-1988)
Sechs polyphone Etüden
für elektrisches Klavier.
Nicolai Lopatnikoff (1903-1976)
Alfredo Casella (1883-1947)
Trois Pieces pour Pianola
Gian F. Malipiero (1882-1973)
Tre Improvvisi per Pianola
Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even.
George Antheil (1900-1959)
Mécanique No. 1 (1920)
Ballet Mécanique for four pianos and eight hands