Eugène Holliday plays Rachmaninoff Op.32 No.12. Animatic 53048. If I'm not mistaken this is a duo-art piano roll.
This is a piano roll played for me on the Grandiola player piano (Stems, Dresden) in the Pianola museum in Amsterdam (pianola.nl).
The player piano has a problem with the pedal markings (these are also on the roll), therefore the operator controls the pedal by hand. I think he put the speed dial at a constant speed around 60 (feet/min). If I remember correctly the marking on the roll said 50 (feet per minute) but the piano speed dial was not properly calibrated anyway. The operator has a lot of experience so I guess we're roughly ok speedwise.
Sorry for the two audio hickups. They started playing pretty quick and I still had to adjust the camera (autofocus had to be turned on, shutter speed corrected, manual volume on and volume setting corrected). The hickup occurs when I turn on the manual volume control.
I am really surprised at the lack of information on the web regarding both Eugène Holliday and Animatic.
It is interesting how different this is played today. I suppose this performance was considered pretty acceptable in these days (around 1920 I guess), considering that they sold these recordings.
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