The Welte-Mignon Reproducing Piano
Freiburg, Germany & Poughkeepsie, New York
 

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Welte-Mignon recording piano with Edwin Welte (left), pianist Eugene d'Albert and
Karl Bockisch, probably at the Popper & Company studio in Leipzig, 1905.
 

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Welte-Mignon Vorsetser playing Steinway grand piano no. 261, at the recording sessions
of 1962 and 1963.  (Illustration from "Legendary Masters of the Piano" album booklet.)

Historical LPs produced or recorded by Richard Simonton, Los Angeles CA, 1948-1966

"Great Masters of the Keyboard", Columbia LP Records, 1950 --
   images courtesy Gerhard Dangel, Augustinermuseum, Freiburg

"Legendary Masters of the Piano", Book-of-the-Month Club LP album, 1963

"Welte Legacy of Piano Treasures", LP album (sold by Reader's Digest?, ca. 1966) and LP containing performances by Alexander Scriabin
  by Richard Simonton, Jr. (001210 MMD)

Catalogues & Rollographies

Welte-Mignon 1927 Catalog Supplement --  images courtesy Terry Smythe

Other Welte documents

Welte Organ Testimonials -- courtesy Gerhard Dangel

Welte-Mignon Artists Bernhard Stavenhagen & Alfred Reisenauer -- "Played after the personal recollection of Liszt"
  text and photos courtesy Gerhard Dangel, Augustinermuseum, Freiburg

Welte-Mignon Piano Service Company & Welte-Mignon Piano Corporation, Otto Kremp, President --
  text and photos courtesy Gerhard Dangel,  Augustinermuseum, Freiburg

List of Patents compiled circa 1944 by Edwin Welte --
  courtesy Gerhard Dangel, Augustinermuseum, Freiburg

'Seismograph' Pen Recorder -- developed by Auto Pneumatic Action Company
circa 1922 for De Luxe Reproducing Roll Corporation in order to make records
for the Welte Mignon (Licensee) Reproducing Piano

Simonton Collection of Welte Piano Rolls at USC -- see collection no. 176
  Index of Welte Piano Roll Collection  (89 kb)
  Catalogs, Brochures and Technical Manuals  (8 kb)

Photos of Pianos & Vorsetzers

John McClelland's 1913 Mason & Hamlin Welte-Mignon

History of the Welte-Mignon in USA


11 February 2000, 12 December 2000