Ben Gottfried, of Ben’s Player Piano Service, and Syracuse University Piano Professor, Ida Trebicka, offer a demonstration recital of the AMPICO reproducing piano. Rachmaninoff began releasing piano rolls with his own performances for the AMPICO piano beginning in 1919. AMPICO stands for American Piano Company which was based in East Rochester, New York. The Amphion Piano Company, based in Syracuse, NY, was acquired by the American Piano Company, and elements of their own reproducing piano were integrated into the AMPICO system.
This event is free of charge, however we recommend arriving early as space is limited.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Valse Op.40, No.8 played by Sergei Rachmaninoff
VON DOHNANYI: Ruralia Hungarica Op. 32a, No. 2 G Minor played by the composer Ernst Von Dohnanyi
ALBENIZ: Suite Espagnole No. 3 and Sevilla played by Josef Lhevinne
PORTER: It’s DeLovely from the play “Red, Hot and Blue” played by the Sherry Brothers (Frank Milne)
CHOPIN: Waltz Op.18, E Major played by Sergei Rachmaninoff
CONRAD: The Continental from the 1934 movie “The Gay Divorcee” staring
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers played by Victor Arden and Adam Carrol
CHOPIN: Fantasie Op. 49, F Minor played by Mischa Levitzki
TCHAIKOVSKY: Troika Op. 37, No 11 C sharp Minor played by Sergei Rachmaninoff
NELSON: After The Storm played by Ferdie Grofe (assisted)
RACHMANINOFF: Prelude G Minor, Op. 25, No. 5 played by the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff
RACHMANINOFF: Elegie Op. 3, No. 1 played by the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff
RACHMANINOFF: Prelude C Sharp Minor played by the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff