• Short Summary

    Good footage of the Eight Piano Rhapsody at the Carlton Cinema, Islington, London.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "EIGHT PIANO RHAPSODY - Produced by Phil Finch. Filmed at Carlton Cinema, Islington, London."

    L/S's of the pianists playing their pianos (it's quite a spectacle). There are several good C/U's and M/S's of the pianists (Unfortunately this cataloguer cannot identify them). L/S's and M/S's of the audience watching solemnly from their seats.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1090.12
    Media URN:
    37642
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:11:00 / 01:21:49:00
    Canister:
    PT 187

Comments (3)

  1. rebno167 says

    Hello

    You may be interested to know this. I have an original HMV (C2616) 78rpm of Phil Finch playing Rhapsody in Blue with 8 pianos. My father met him on several occasions when he was the projectionist at the cinema at that time. He then went on to be head projectionist at The Grand Central in Hackney Road, owned by his stepfather.

    Richard Barrett
    Christchurch
    Dorset

  2. rebno167 says

    Dear Lisa

    Rather belatedly I have only just seen your message. Sadly I don;t know anyone now still alive who would know the names of the pianists.
    HMV stands for His Master\'s Voice which was the prominent record label for many years.
    I have now put it on You Tube...here is the link

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxZ0tB7-0bE

    There is another recording of an 8 piano ensemble playing Hungarian Rhapsody and Rustle of Spring on You Tube which shows all the pianists quite clearly...You never know! Good Luck Richard
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYATKGNfGX0

  3. Lisa York says

    Dear Richard,
    My husband\'s grandfather \"may have\" played on this recording if it was the 1st recording of Rhapsody in Blue by this kind of ensemble in England. Would anyone you know remember the names of any of the pianists in the ensemble? I assume that HMV stands for the record label at the time. Could you tell me what it is? Thank you most kindly, Lisa York

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