Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Piano music roll No. 6020 George Frideric Handel “Air and Variations from Suite No. 5 in E-major “Harmonious Blacksmith”

    Piano music roll No. 6020 George Frideric Handel “Air and Variations from Suite No. 5 in E-major “Harmonious Blacksmith”

    Great Britain, London

    The 1910s

    Composer: Handel, Georg Friedrich. Performer: Carreno Teresa, The Aeolian Company

    Paper, cardboard, plastic, binding material; presswork, printing, cardboard work

    Width 28.58 cm

    Inscriptions on the labels: “DUO-ART”, “THE AEOLIAN COY. LTD”, “LONDON”, “6020”, “Harmonious Blacksmith”, “Air and Variations”, “Handel”, “Played by Teresa Carreno”, “The Aeolian Company, Limited”, “London and New York”, added on the case label: “MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN”


    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). Artistic vignette with the medallion featuring the catalog number, the piece title, the names of the composer and performer, name and location of the manufacturer, and stamp imprint with authorization and autograph of the pianist and tempo indication is on the cut field surface. The piano music roll contains perforation – the encoded sequence of control actions for musical instrument to reproduce the tune -“Aria and Variations from Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in E-major “Harmonious Blacksmith” by German and English composer of the Baroque era George Frideric Handel (05.03.1685-14.04.1759), written in 1720. The performance of the Venezuelan pianist, composer, soprano and conductor Teresa Carreño (22.12.1853-12.06.1917) is recorded on the piano roll.

    The piano music roll is stored in the parallelepiped-shaped box made of cardboard, composed of bottom and cover, pasted over with brown binding material. The label with information similar to the information in the medallion is on the cover flat end.

    The aria with variations from the E-major suite, known as “The Harmonious Blacksmith”, is one of the first works from the suites series for the harpsichord, written and published by Handel for his student Princess Anne (02.11.1709-12.01.1759) in 1720.

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