Oral History Information
Henry Heller recalled with detail his father’s idea of moving the Aeolian Piano Company’s manufacturing plant from New York to Memphis. During the months of the move in the early 1950s, his father suffered a heart attack and died. It was up to Henry not only to take over the project of moving the plant, but also to serve as President of the entire company. Under Henry’s leadership, the company purchased a number of well-established piano brand names such as Winter, Ivor, and Pond. Henry’s NAMM Oral History was recorded over the phone and is an audio recording only.