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.
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.
The collection contains original and recut piano rolls issued under the Duo-Art label by the Aeolian Company and other manufacturers. These recordings cover pianists and piano roll editors of the period, including Robert Armbruster, Felix Arndt, Frank Banta, Frank Milne, and Constance Mering among others within the popular music and art music genres. For further detailed information on the piano rolls within this collection, please refer to the draft inventory provided.