Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Piano music roll No. 6573-4 Frédéric François Chopin “Nocturne" In D-Flat. Op. 27, No. 2

    Piano music roll No. 6573-4 Frédéric François Chopin “Nocturne" In D-Flat. Op. 27, No. 2

    USA, New-York

    The 1920s

    Chopin Frederic François - composer, Josef Hofmann - author, The Aeolian Company

    Paper, cardboard, plastic; presswork, perforation, cardboard work

    Piano roll width 28.58 cm

    On labels: This music roll is my interpretation. It / was recorded me for the Duo-Art and I / hereby authorize its use with that instrument”, “6573-4”, “NOCTURNE IN D-FLAT”, “OP.27”, “NO. 2”, “PLAYED BY JOSEF HOFMANN”, “Chopin”, beneath: “DUO-ART”, “THE AEOLIAN COMPANY, on the box label, additionally “New York”, “3.00”, “MADE IN U.S.A.”


    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 white color leatherette with the aperture and trademark. Artistic vignette with the texts and portrait of the performer playing piano, the label with authorization and the pianist's autograph is on the cut field surface. The piano roll contains perforation – the encoded sequence of control actions on the musical instrument for playing the tune - “Nocturne” in D-flat major, op. 27, No. 2 by the Polish pianist and composer Frédéric François Chopin, (22.02.1810-17.10.1849), created in 1836, performed by Josef Hofmann (20.01.1876-16.02.1957), American pianist and composer of Polish origin.

    The roll is stored in parallelepiped-shaped cardboard case, of a base and a cover, pasted over with tobacco-colored binding material. The label similar to the label on the roll is on the box flat end, the label with performer’s signature in the frame is on the cover upper side.

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