History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

1786, Carl Maria von Weber
1792, Érard London

1791, Czerny

Portrait of Carl Czerny, lithograph by Josef Kriehuber and photographed by Peter Geymayer, in 1833.
Portrait of Carl Czerny 
Lithograph by Josef Kriehuber, photographed by Peter Geymayer, 1833. 1

Carl Czerny (1791 – 1857): Austrian Piano Teacher, Composer, Pianist, Theorist, Historian – Classical Period

  • Taught by Beethoven and Hummel.
  • Absorbed some of Clementi’s teaching methods as his own.
  • Noted for his piano technical exercises.
  • Among his many technical works are School of Velocity (Études de la vélocité Op. 299), Nouveau Gradus ad Parnassum Op. 822 (1854 – 46 studies), and Pianoforte-Schule, op.500.
  • Some of his pupils: Franz Liszt, Sigismund Thalberg, and Stephen Heller.

Page Sources

Gede~commonswiki.  "Kriehuber, Josef, and photograph by Peter Geymayer of Carl Czerny, 1833."  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 2 Oct. 2005.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.
Additional References:
  • Lindeman, Stephen D., and George Barth.  "Czerny, Carl."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.
  • "Biography of Carl Czerny."  Hanon-Online.  Hanon-Online, 2010 – 2015.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.
  • "Carl Czerny: in the Shadow of Beethoven."  The Free Library.  Queen’s Quarterly and Gale, Cengage Learning, 1997.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.
  • "Piano Studies by Czerny."  Piano Exercises.  Piano Exercises and Riff Spot, 2012.  Web.  16 Sept. 2015.
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