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Richard Simonton Collection of Welte system-recorded piano rolls 0176
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Player piano rolls recorded with the Emil Welte system by prominent European and American musicians, 1905-1920; catalogs of the Welte Company in Freiburg, Germany. The collection was brought to the United States in 1948 by Simonton, and some of the performances have since been released on modern recordings.
Richard Simonton (1915–1979), who also used the pseudonym Doug Malloy, was a Hollywood businessman and entrepreneur, known for his rescue of the Steamboat Delta Queen, his work in preserving the work of musicians in the Welte-Mignon piano rolls, and for founding the American Theatre Organ Society.
60 Linear Feet 60 boxes
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