Artis Wodehouse instrument collection NYC

Published on Sep 19, 2012

Recorded on September 19, 2012 using a Flip Video camera. Instruments are: Magnus Chord Organ ca. 1960s; Yamaha P250 keyboard ca 2003; 1976 Steinway B; 1889 Mason & Hamlin Liszt foot-pump reed organ: 1918 Mason & Hamlin Model 86K w/ pedal point stop; ca. 1950s-60s 61-note Yamaha reed organ w/ 2 sets of stops; Yamaha 1950-60s 49-note reed organ with one set of reeds; 1902 Mustel Art HARMONIUM; 1925 Bilhorn folding organ; two 49-note Schoenhut toy pianos ca. 1960s; ca. 1940 61-note folding organ w/ two sets of reeds; Hammond CV II organ from 1946 w/ 25 foot pedals; one ca. 1960s Schoenhut toy piano, 30 notes; one ca. 1960s Schoenhut toy piano, 25 notes

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Pianist and harmoniumist ARTIS WODEHOUSE has devoted her careeer to preserving and disseminating neglected but valuable music and instruments from the past, with an emphasis on American music. Cited by the NYTimes as “savior of the old and neglected”, she received a National Endowment grant that propelled her into production of CDs and published transcriptions of recorded performances and piano rolls made by George Gershwin, Jelly Roll Morton and Zez Confrey. Her best-seller, “Gershwin Plays Gershwin”, on the Nonesuch label has sold over 500,000 copies. Beginning in 2000, Wodehouse began performing on a representative group of antique reed organs and harmoniums, toy pianos and an 1823 English square piano and an 1860 Steinway square piano that she had painstakingly restored and brought to concert condition. She founded the chamber group MELODEON in 2010 to present little known but valuable music from 19th and early 20th Century America, using her antique instrument collection as the basis for repertoire choice. Wodehouse has a BM from the Manhattan School of Music, an MM from Yale, and a DMA from Stanford.
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