Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Great pianists

John Farrell stridepiano at
Tue Apr 13 12:48:42 PDT 2004

Surprisingly piano roll collectors show little interest in ragtime rolls
unless they are early originals. Joplin rolls have been copied, recopied and
rerecopied many times so there is little future in making any more.

John Farrell

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Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 8:47 PM
Subject: Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Great pianists

> John:
> Have you thought about the "as played by" route? When I was a kid, my most
> cherished 78 rpm was Padereswki's Minuet in G as played by himself. I
> learned the Rachmaninoff Prelude in C# Minor from a teacher who claimed to
> heard the great one actually perform it. You get the idea. There's no end
to the
> possibilities. Go into ragtime and do the Maple Leaf AS SCOTT JOPLIN WOULD
> HAVE PLAYED IT. It doesn't matter that there are actual old rolls of him
> it. They were made much later. Do it as he would have in the beginning.
You get
> the idea. Would love to hear what you do in this vein.
> All the best
> Dan (piano fingers) Spink

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