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Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes 1881 - 1920
       A History,
          Catalog Raisonné,
                and Appreciation.
                          By Q. David Bowers
                                     An AMICA-International Publication

Q. David Bowers has collected, studied, and enjoyed automatic musical instruments, beginning in 1960. In the intervening years he has written several books on the subject, including A Guide Book of Automatic Musical Instruments (1966), Put Another Nickel In (1968), Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments (1971), and Treasures of Mechanical Music (co-authored with Arthur A. Reblitz, 1981). He has contributed many articles to the journals of the Musical Box Society International and AMICA (Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association), and is one of just four recipients of the Musical Box Society International’s Lifetime Service Award. The author, whose main business over the years has been as a dealer in rare coins, has traveled extensively through America and Europe seeking information relating to automatic musical instruments.


 

Domenico Savino

Listen to Savino's "A Study in Blue" (RealAudio recording) played by Paul Whiteman

 

Savino partnered with A.R. Henry. The team of A. R. Henry and Onivas composed many tunes including: "Good Night Dearie", "Himalya", "Pahjahmah" and "Indianola", among many others.

In "The Complete Catalog of Ampico Reproducing Piano Rolls," author Elaine Obenchain says that Domenico Savino, then working with Ampico Corp., may have recorded many rolls attributed to orchestra leader Vincent Lopez.

At various times Savino conducted the CBS Symphony, orchestrated for Paul Whiteman and Vincent Lopez, and was chief editor for a music publishing firm. Many of his popular pieces were published under the pseudonym D. Onivas, which simply reversed his last name."

Besides Ampico, Savino also worked for Pathe, Victor and Brunswick.

 

See also: http://www.domenicosavino.com/

 

 

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