An extract from the radio program Ragtime America, broadcast on KGNU, discussing the development of player pianos, piano rolls and their impact on ragtime. Paul Johnson mentions a recent visit to Stanford.
Rex Lawson performs Rachmaninoff's Prelude in E-Flat
Rex Lawson, pianola, performs Rachmaninoff's Prelude in E-Flat, Op.23, No.6. Recorded at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University. April 18, 2015.
Ravel "performs" at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall
La vallée de cloches performed by the work's composer Maurice Ravel on piano roll. Recorded at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University. April 18, 2015.
Julio d'Escriván: Ayayay! Concerto for pianola and iphone
Stanford Symphony Orchestra accompanying Rex Lawson, pianola and Julio d'Escriván, iPhone / computer. Recorded at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University. April 18, 2015.
The Stanford Symphony Orchestra accompanying Percy Grainger on a piano roll performing the first movement of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16. Recorded at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University. April 18, 2015.
Old world piano helping modern thinking
Report by China Cable TV America, July 2015
Researchers bring player pianos back to life
Report by the Associated Press, December 2014
George Gershwin plays "I'm forever blowing bubbles" (1920)
The journey to Stanford
Packing the Condon Collection
Time-lapse video condensing ten hours into three minutes (silent film)