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In addition to performing classic popular music Peter Mintun serves as a consultant wherever there is a need for musical research about popular music of 1920s, '30s and '40s. His extensive knowledge of the period, and talent for writing, have made him a favorite among record labels re-issuing classic material.

Peter Mintun has been a champion of the composer Dana Suesse (1909-1987) for many years. He has played her music on CDs, and concerts. When Suesse died Mintun was appointed literary executor of her estate.

with Edward Heyman
and Dana Suesse

December, 2013: Dover Publications has released the first ever compendium of the music of Dana Suesse (1909-1987). The folio is entitled “Jazz Nocturne and Other Piano Music with Selected Songs.” It is available in better music stores and at The folio is edited by and contains a biography by Peter Mintun, Literary Executor of the Dana Suesse Archive.

In 1999 Mintun acted as Musical Advisor to the television documentary Yours for a Song" - The Women of Tin Pan Alley, produced by Lumiere Productions/American Master/WNET. For the production, Mintun not only spoke on camera, but demonstrated at the piano keyboard. He supplied information, phonograph records, sheet music, taped interviews and vintage photos of Dorothy Fields, Dana Suesse, Kay Swift, Mabel Wayne, Vee Lawnhurst, Tot Seymour, Ann Ronell, and Bernice Petkere. These women song writers are the topic of Yours for a Song, which aired August 18, 1999 on Public Broadcasting System and is available world wide on VHS and DVD.

In the recent years he has helped facilitate the release of two CDs devoted to the music of Suesse, one on the Pearl label (in Britain) and one on Premier (New York). In March 1998 Mintun was asked to lecture and perform Suesse's compositions at the Library of Congress during a Gershwin Centennial Festival.


In 2010 Peter Mintun was hired to provide piano music for the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire. His playing will continue to be featured in the second season. 


Cy Walter:
The Park Avenue Tatum
Shellwood (U.K.)
Shellwood (U.K.)
Produced by Mike Lorenzen

Liner Notes: Peter Mintun
Paul Whiteman presents
Ramona & Her Grand Piano

The Old Masters MB-116
Sound Restoration: George Morrow, Echo Productions

Liner Notes: Peter Mintun

Dana Suesse:
Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era, Vol. II
Pearl GEMM CD 9202
Produced by Artis Wodehouse
Transfers: Seth B. Winner Sound Studios, Inc

Liner Notes: Peter Mintun
Various Artists:
The Night is Young:
Concert Music of Dana Suesse

Premier Recordings PRCD 1055
Conducted by Frederick Fennell
Artists include Cy Coleman, Robert Barlow, All City Choir & the American Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Frederick Fennell
Produced by Robert W. Stern
Engineer: Pomeroy Audio

Liner Notes: Peter Mintun



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