Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 05 December 2019

Variacordlocked

  • Hugh Davies
  • , revised by Peter Donhauser

Extract

An Electric piano developed by Dr Pollak-Rudin and Ernst Werndl in Vienna and completed by 1937. It resembled a baby grand in size but was semicircular and had no soundboard. Its strings were activated and their vibrations picked up by electromagnets, of which there were several to each string, positioned at different points along its length; the player could switch amongst them to obtain different timbres. A special mechanism produced mandolin-like repetitions of the sound. ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.