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File under: Piano

Conlon Nancarrow

Studies For Player Piano : The Original 1750 Arch Recordings (4CD)

Label: Other Minds

Format: CDx4

Genre: Compositional

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The definitive recording of Conlon Nancarrow’s Studies for Player Piano, originally released on LP by 1750 Arch Records, newly remastered in spectacular sound, representing the most faithful reproduction of what Nancarrow heard in his own studio. This is the only available recording utilizing Nancarrow’s original instruments: two 1927 Ampico player pianos, one with metal-covered felt hammers and the other with leather strips on the hammers. The 4-CD set includes a 52-page booklet with the original liner notes by James Tenney, an essay by producer Charles Amirkhanian and 24 illustrations.

File under: Piano
Cat. number: OM 1012-15-2
Year: 2008
Reissue of the 1750 Arch Records recordings "Complete Studies For Player Piano Volumes One to Four", issued in a jewel case box with a 52pp booklet of notes and photographs. Original recordings produced on Conlon Nancarrow's modified Ampico reproducing player pianos and recorded under his supervision. Recorded in the composer's studio in Mexico City, April 1977. Produced in M-S stereo using a Neumann SM69 microphone and recorded with Dolby process. Remasters: 24-bit analog-to-digital transfers from the original Dolby A. masters on loan from the Paul Sacher Foundation (Basel).

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