Monday, February 11, 2013

Great Grandfather's Music Across the Ocean and a Century

Today we visited the Pianola Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Our great grandfather was Howard Lutter.  In Newark, New Jersey and New York City he created piano rolls at Welte Mignon and other companies in the 1910s through the 1930s.  The staff at the Museum were very knowledgeable and shared their time and skills with us.  The Museum's collection of piano rolls does not contain any by Howard Lutter, so we will have to send them some.  We learned that Welte rolls were created in Europe and the United States, but they cannot be played on the same player pianos.

The Director, Kasper P. J. Janse with Jody Lutter and Kim Lutter.

Mr Janse filling the air with music.
Thank you to Kasper P. J. Janse and Marijke Brekelmans for sharing their insights and time with us.

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