This collection, previously acquired by the Becker family of Cincinnati, Ohio, contains reproducing piano rolls; principally in the American popular music genre by contributors such as J. Lawrence Cook, Howard Lutter, Adam Carroll, Frank Milne, Max Kortlander, and others. The majority of these rolls were published by the Ampico, Aeolian, Welte-Mignon licensee, and QRS companies.
This collection contains republished, reproducing piano rolls derived from original rolls once created by Ampico Corporation. These recordings cover several works arranged by J. Lawrence Cook, along with performances by pianists such as Howard Brockway, Adam Carroll, Mischa Levitski, Marguerite Volavy, and others. For further detailed information on the piano rolls within this collection, please refer to the draft inventory provided.
The collection contains original and recut piano rolls, primarily from Ampico, Duo-Art, and QRS labels. These recordings cover pianists of the period, with special emphasis on the performances of Pete Wendling and his contemporaries within the popular and classical music genres. For further detailed information on the piano rolls within this collection, please refer to the draft inventory provided.