Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Piano music roll No. 7205 Ludwig van Beethoven-Isidor Seiss “Contra-Dance No.1”

    Piano music roll No. 7205 Ludwig van Beethoven-Isidor Seiss “Contra-Dance No.1”

    Great Britain, London


    The Aeolian Company Ltd

    Metal, plastic, binding material; presswork, perforation, printing, cardboard work

    4.3 x 32 x 5 cm

    Inscriptions, subscriptions on the labels: “DUO-ART”, “THE AEOLIAN CO. LTD”, “LONDON”, “7205”, “CONTRADANCE No. 1”, “Transcription by I. Seiss”, “Beethoven”, “PLAYED BY Phillip Gordon”, “The Aeolian Company, Limited”, “London and New York”. On the perforation area: “Tempo”, “90”


    Paper music roll 28.58 cm wide is reeled on the spool with American standard plastic flanges (with guiding grooves for fixing in the drive mechanism – spool box). The roll leader with triangular cut, with the end glued with grey color leatherette with the ring. The artistic vignette with a medallion indicating the catalog number, title of the work, the names of the composer and performer, name and location of the manufacturer and stamp with the pianist Phillip Gordon authorization and tempo indication is on the cut field surface. The music roll contains the expression line and perforation - encoded sequence of control actions on the musical instrument to reproduce the tune - “Contra-Dance No.1” by the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) in the arrangement of the German pianist, conductor and composer Isidor Seiss (1840-1905), performed by Phillip Gordon (1894-1983) – the American composer, pianist, arranger, conductor and music educationalist.

    The piano music roll is stored in the parallelepiped-shaped box made of cardboard, composed of bottom and cover, pasted over with green binding material. The label with the similar information to that in the medallion on the music roll. The label with the performer’s name in the frame is on the cover upper side.

    Musical instrument: Reproducing grand piano"Steinway Duo-Art”, Инв.1005.