Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Piano music roll No. 6574 Frédéric François Chopin “Prelude" In D-Flat. Op. 28, No. 15 (Raindrop)

    Piano music roll No. 6574 Frédéric François Chopin “Prelude" In D-Flat. Op. 28, No. 15 (Raindrop)

    USA, New-York

    The 1920s

    Chopin, Frédéric François – composer, Guiomar Novaes – performer, The Aeolian Company

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

    Width 28.58 cm

    Inscriptions, subscriptions on the labels: “This music roll is my interpretation. It / was recorded me for the Duo-Art and I / hereby authorize its use with that instrument”, “6574”, “PRELUDE IN D-FLAT”, “OP.28”, “NO. 15”, “Played by Guiomar Novaes”, “Chopin”, below: “DUO-ART”, “THE AEOLIAN COMPANY, on the box label, additionally: “New York”, "9.50", "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 is pasted over with mustard-colored leatherette with the aperture and trademark. Artistic vignette with inscriptions, the performer portreit, Brazilian pianist Guimar Novaes, a label with authorization and the performer autograph is on the cut field surface. The label with the catalog number, title of the piece, the composer and performer names is beneath it. The roll contains perforation - the encoded sequence of control actions on the musical instrument for reproducing the tune - Prelude in D-flat major, op. 28, No. 15 "Raindrop" by the Polish composer and piano player Frédéric François Chopin (22.02.1810-17.10.1849), created in 1838-1839, and performed by the famous Brazilian pianist Guimar Novaes (28.02.1896-07.03.1979).

    The roll is stored in the parallelepiped-shaped cardboard box consisting of the base and cover, pasted over with tobacco-colored brown 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. Prelude op. 28, no. 15, known as “The Raindrop Prelude”, is one of Chopin's 24 Preludes and the longest of all.

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