For over thirty years, Rex Lawson has been at the forefront of pianola music throughout the world. He has performed internationally, in Europe, Australasia and North America, broadcast on hundreds of occasions and is well represented on both LP and CD. From Carnegie Hall to the Last Night of the Proms, with conductors from Pierre Boulez to Sir Andrew Davis, he has brought the pianola back to the very highest level of international concert-giving.
If you would like an example of serious music on the Pianola, then you are free to click on the button below. The excerpt is the well-known 18th Variation from Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, arranged and transcribed by Rex for music roll, and taken from his complete recording of the work on the CD, Aeolia 1001. This was published jointly in 1998 by the Pianola Institute and the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco.