Monday, June 3, 2013

Czerny, Carl

Liszt at the piano, Beriloz(left) and Czerny(right) standing

Carl Czerny(1791-1857), Czech piano virtuoso, teacher and composer, studied piano with his father, then studied with Beethoven, gave the premiere of Beethoven's 5th concerto. He was self-taught in composition. He composed 6 symphonies, 6 piano concertos, 6 piano concertinos, and variuos piano music. He is best remembered for his didactic works, edited keyboard music, and arrangments of many works of Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart.

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