In 1905, Michaël Welte was the first person in Europe to put a high-quality music reproduction system on the market that was capable of capturing a pianist playing. A century later, you can still enjoy the music – and even the style of playing – of Edvard Grieg, Gabriël Fauré, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Alexander Scriabin and Serge Prokofiev. A unique experience!
What is more, various composers realised that the pianola offered unexplored possibilities, now that the limitations of ten or twenty fingers had been removed. This inspired composers such as Stravinsky, Paul Hindemith and Conlon Nancarrow to explore the possibilities of the pianola.