Metal Discs

Metal disc No. 8031 Procida Bucalossi “Micado-Walzer”

    Metal disc No. 8031 Procida Bucalossi “Micado-Walzer”

    Germany, Leipzig

    The 1900s

    Orphenion - Musikwerke Seiler, Müller & Hensch

    Steel; presswork, printing, oxidation, varnishing

    Diameter 66 cm

    Inscriptions on the disc: “№ 8031”, “Micado-Walzer”, “Micado-waltz”, “Valse de Micado”, “Orphenion"


    Metal disc is made of thin steel sheet by presswork, with round aperture in the center and oval holes along the edge. Projection slots, inscriptions with the catalog number, melody title, the author's last name, the trade mark lyre-shaped imprint with ribbon, laurel branches and the inscription “Orphenion” are on the disc front side. Projections formed by partial cutting and bending, the location of which determines the melody to be played are on the work side. Waltz “Micado-Walzer” by the British-Italian composer, conductor and orchestrator Procida Bucalossi (1832-1918),was published for the first time in 1885.
    Music player: Disc music box “Orphenion” (No. 677).