Kids Commute - Cat Week! Tuesday

Sep 18, 2018

Somebody cover the piano! We've got a, "Kitten on the Keys!"

Hi Kids Commuters! Are you ready for more kitty cuteness? It’s Day Two of CAT WEEK at Kids Commute, where we are listening to music written about or inspired by cats. ‘Meow’ let’s get down to business.

Today, we listen to "Kitten on the Keys" by Edward Elzear ("Zez") Confrey, who earned his musical reputation reputation recording piano rolls, which are used in old-time player pianos. Learn a little bit about how player pianos work, about Mr. Confrey’s life and musical career. Of course we get to listen to some great music, inspired by Mr. Confrey’s grandmother’s cat walking on her piano. I guess you never know when inspiration will strike!

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Kitten on the Keys
Edward Eleazar ("Zez") Confrey
Eteri Andjaparidze, pianist

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Here is a recording of Zez Confrey playing his own composition, "Kitten on the Keys":

And here’s a video of a player piano playing Kitten on the Keys, so you can see how it works. Mr. Confrey had quite a career recording several piano rolls for more than one company.