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Phonola / Wolfgang Heisig

Heisig / Mueller / Nancarrow
Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 6261716  
Composer:  Wolfgang HeisigTom JohnsonKnut MüllerConlon Nancarrow
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A hundred years ago phonolas and player pianos were all the rage. The phonola was placed in front of the piano, and mechanism driven by low pressure enabled it to play the keys of any piano. Nowadays such instruments are rare relicts from a bygone era. Wolfgang Heisig keeps some of these rarities ready for performance and has initiated contemporary music for phonola, written such music himself, and recorded it in the best acoustics on a 'period' Steinway concert grand piano from 1901. A hundred years ago phonolas and player pianos were all the rage. The phonola was placed in front of the piano, and mechanism driven by low pressure enabled it to play the keys of any piano. Nowadays such instruments are rare relicts from a bygone era. Wolfgang Heisig keeps some of these rarities ready for performance and has initiated contemporary music for phonola, written such music himself, and recorded it in the best acoustics on a 'period' Steinway concert grand piano from 1901. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Etüde KWIC & KWOC by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
2.
Ringparabel by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
3.
KODE by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
4.
Se Io Ho Ben La Tua Parola Intesa by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
5.
Heislvertonungen by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
6.
Tabernakel by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
7.
Dass der die das by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
8.
Was geht by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
9.
Dann war da was los by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
10.
Da dacht er by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
11.
Wie die vögel by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
12.
Na du by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
13.
Jacquard by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
14.
Die Wut über den verlorenen Groschen – mit und ohne Mehrwertsteuer by Wolfgang Heisig
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
15.
Full Rotation of 60 Notes through 36 Positions by Tom Johnson
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
16.
Gordion by Knut Müller
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
17.
Gridikon by Knut Müller
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
18.
Gnomon by Knut Müller
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
19.
Study for Player Piano no 7 by Conlon Nancarrow
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1960; Mexico 
20.
Study for Player Piano no 37 by Conlon Nancarrow
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1969; Mexico 
21.
Study for Player Piano no 21 by Conlon Nancarrow
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
22.
Study for Player Piano no 20 by Conlon Nancarrow
Performer:  Wolfgang Heisig (Player Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1960; Mexico 

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