Player Piano Vol. 8 MICHAEL DENHOFF (b.1955): 12 Inventions for Player Piano(s), Op. 88, Cadenabbiaer Glockenbuch for 2 Ampico Player Pianos, Op. 78a, Introvention mit Bach for 2 Player Pianos.
Catalogue Number: 10L116
Reference: 645 1408-2
Description: Inspired, as all later composers for this instrument, by Conlon Nancarrow's pioneering works, Denhoff takes a different path in his 40-minute set of Inventions from 1999-2004, giving precedence to harmonic aspects rather than to rhythmic and contrapuntal complexities. His Glockenbuch (1996/2005) was inspired by the peal of bells which he heard during a period of working in the village of Cadenabbia from two churches on opposite sides of Lake Como. Bösendorfer and Fischer Grand Pianos with Ampico Player Mechanisms (1927 and 1925).