Stanford University
Department of Music Presents:
April 17-18, 2015

Reactions to the Record Symposium 2015:
The Player Piano Project

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center

8:30 am Registration

9:00 am Opening Remarks

  • Kumaran Arul (Stanford University)
  • Jerry McBride (Stanford University)

9:30 am Joseph Hunter Dinkinson: African-American Duo-Art Pioneer
  • Rex Lawson (Pianola Institute)

10:30 am Break

11:00 am Short History of Concerto Solo Rolls
  • Denis Hall (Pianola Institute)

12:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm Roll Concert 1: Interpreting Piano Rolls
A variety of rolls and players from Stanford's collection will be played with commentary and analysis.

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm Recovering the Master: Understanding Rolls and the Challenges of Digitization
  • Anthony Robinson (Pianola Institute)

4:45 pm Panel Discussion: The Future of Players and Rolls
  • Wayne Stankhe (Live Performance, Inc.)
  • Anthony Robinson (Pianola Institute)
  • Joshua Rapier (Rapier Restoration)
  • Julio D’Escrivan, composer (University of Huddersfield)

6:00 pm Adjourn for day


SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center

9:30 am Ampico Piano Rolls and Research Opportunities

  • Peter Phillips (Sydney Conservatorium)

10:30 am Lecture / Recital: Revelations of the Rolls: Textual Interventions and Performance Strategies in Recordings by Busoni, Friedheim, and Carreno
  • Kenneth Hamilton (Cardiff University)

11:45 am Lunch Break

2:00 pm Roll Concert 2: Interpreting Reproducing Rolls
A variety of rolls and players from Stanford's collection will be played with commentary and analysis.

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm Lithuanian Music for Pianola
  • Darius Kucinskas (Kaunas University of Technology)

4:30 pm AMICA Tour of Archive and Players

5:30 pm Dinner Break


7:30 pm Bing Concert Hall:
Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Reactions to the Record
Jindong Cai, conductor
Tickets available at Stanford Ticket Office (Admission not included with registration.)

PROGRAM
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor
    SSO; Percy Grainger, piano roll
  • Select reproducing rolls (TBA)
  • Nancarrow: Study No. 21 (Canon X)
    Rex Lawson, pianola
  • Rachmaninoff: Prelude E-flat, Op. 23, No. 6
    Rex Lawson, pianola
  • Stravinsky: Kotschei’s Dance (from Firebird)
    Rex Lawson, pianola
  • D’Escrivan Ayayay Concerto SSO; Rex Lawson, pianola; Julio D’Escrivan, iPhone (U.S. Premiere)

INTERMISSION

  • Rachmaninoff: W.R. Polka
    Rachmaninoff, piano roll
  • Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    SSO; Ben Mildenhall, piano
Sponsored by Stanford University Department of Music with the support of the A. Jess Shenson Funds, Stanford Arts Institute (formerly the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts), and the Smith Piano Fund.