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This month: From 1898, a beautifully recorded piano solo, on a Bettini cylinder, of a Chopin Nocturne played by Joseph Pizzarello.
|Company||Bettini Phonograph Laboratory|
|Performed by||Joseph Pizzarello|
|Announcement||"Chopin Nocturne, F sharp, played by Mister Pizzarello."|
A very rare 19th Century recording of a piano solo on an extremely rare record from Gianni Bettini's New York City phonograph laboratory.
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In the 1890's, the brilliant and inventive Gianni Bettini
operated his New York phonograph laboratory (110 Fifth Avenue)
into which he was able to bring many of the city's greatest
social and artistic
Practically a fixture for accompaniment purposes,
during this time the piano was seldom highlighted in solo
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