La storia della FIRST è un capitolo ancora da approfondire.

Punto di riferimento, per ora pressoché unico, è la pubblicazione di Antonio Latanza, Fra musica meccanica e archeologia industriale: storia della Fabbrica Italiana Rulli Sonori Traforati (F.I.R.S.T.), Cremona 1904-1930, Cesena, AMMI - Associazione Musica Meccanica Italiana, 2008.

I cataloghi pubblicati periodicamente dalla FIRST sono fonte di preziose informazioni per ricostruire il repertorio delle musiche commercializzate dalla ditta attraverso i rulli e la data di prima emissione di questi.

Al momento attuale sono noti i seguenti cataloghi (dove possibile, disponibili in formato pdf):

The Reproducing Piano - Duo-Art

The great pianists - Poland

Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)

The complete edition of piano rolls

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Data di rilascio / release date: [1999?]

Total time: 53'58"

Sergej Prokof'ev, March op. 12 no. 1 [Duo-Art 6160(0), June 1919] - (1:27)

Sergej Prokof'ev, Gavotte op. 12 no. 2 [Duo-Art 6253(0), March 1920] - (3:14)

Sergej Prokof'ev, Rigaudon op. 12 no. 3 [Duo-Art 6344(0), October 1920] - (1:26)

Sergej Prokof'ev, Prelude op. 12 no. 7 [Duo-Art 6153(-3), May 1919] - (2:20)

Sergej Prokof'ev, Scherzo op. 12 no. 10 [Duo-Art 67740, July 1924] - (2:29)

Sergej Prokof'ev, Intermezzo from The love of three oranges [Duo-Art 6477(0), October 1921] - (1:13)

Sergej Prokof'ev, March from The love of three oranges [Duo-Art Br 8018, 1921] - (1:39)

Sergej Prokof'ev, Tales of the Old Grandmother op. 31 no. 3 [Duo-Art 6826-3, December 1924] - (2:56)

Sergej Prokof'ev, Toccata op. 11 [Duo-Art 6391(-3), February 1921] - (4:13)

Sergej Prokof'ev, Sarcasmes op. 17 nos. 1 and 2 [Duo-Art D-205, March 1927] - (2:50)

Sergej Prokof'ev, Fantasia from symphonic suite Sheherazade by N. Rimsky-Korsakov [Duo-Art 7001-4, May 1925] - (7:39)

Sergej Rachmaninov, Prelude op. 23 no. 5 [Duo-Art 6198(-4), November 1919] - (3:38)

Alexandr Glazunov, Gavotte op. 41 no. 3 [Duo-Art 6377(0), December 1920] - (2:36)

Nikolaj Mjaskovskij, Grillen (Whims) op. 25 nos. 1 and 6 [Duo-Art 73888, June 1930] - (2:50)

Aleksandr Skrjabin, Prelude op. 45 no. 3 - Poéme ailè op. 51 no. 3 [Duo-Art 6512(0), March 1922] - (2:49)

Modest Musorgskij, Bydlo - ballet of chickens in their shells, from Pictures at an exhibition [Duo-Art 65910, January 1923] - (4:20)

Modest Musorgskij, Promenade - on old castle, from Pictures at an exhibition [Duo-Art 70299, mid 1926] - (5:13)

The Reproducing Piano - Duo-Art

The great pianists - Poland

Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)

Vol. 2

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Data di rilascio / release date: [1999?]

Total time: 59'51"

Fryderyk Chopin, Etude op. 25 no. 9 in G flat [Duo-Art 6097, ca April 1919] - (1:06)

Fryderyk Chopin, Etude op. 10 no. 5 in G flat [Duo-Art 8022] - (1:53)

Fryderyk Chopin, Valse op. 42 in A flat [Duo-Art 6618, April 1923] - (4:27)

Fryderyk Chopin, Polonaise op. 40 no. 1 in A majior Military [Duo-Art 6410, ca December 1919] - (5:26)

Fryderyk Chopin, Mazurka op. 17 no. 4 in A minor [Duo-Art 6809, November 1924] - (3:42)

Fryderyk Chopin, Scherzo op. 39 no. 3 in C sharp minor [Duo-Art 7160, October 1927] - (5:53)

Fryderyk Chopin, Ballade op. 47 no. 3 in C sharp minor [Duo-Art 6832, January 1925] - (8:00)

Franz Schubert, Hark, hark! The lark (transcr. by Franz Liszt) [Duo-Art 6694, December 1923] - (3:25)

Richard Wagner, Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde (transcr. by Franz Liszt) [Duo-Art 75088, ca October 1936] - (5:15)

Franz Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody no. 10 in E [Duo-Art 6568, November 1922] - (6:45)

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata op. 27 no. 2 in C sharp minor Mondschein. 1: Adagio sostenuto [Duo-Art 6929, November 1927?] - (4:32)

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata op. 27 no. 2 in C sharp minor Mondschein. 2: Allegretto [Duo-Art 6930, November 1927?] - (2:16)

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata op. 27 no. 2 in C sharp minor Mondschein. 3: Presto agitato [Duo-Art 6930, November 1927?] - (6:37)