History Of The Piano

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

1821, Érard
1823, Adolph Kullak

1822, Ehrlich

Heinrich Ehrlich (1822 – 1899): Austrian Pianist, Teacher, Writer, Critic

  • Pupil of Adolf Henselt, Karl Maria von Bocklet, Sigismund Thalberg, and Simon Sechter.
  • Ehrlich held many professions: court pianist to King George V, journalist and piano teacher in Berlin (teaching at the Stern Conservatory), and music critic for Neue Berliner Musikzeitung, Sie Gegenwart, Die Tribüne, and Berliner Tageblatt.
  • Some of his pupils: Franz Mannstädt, Friedrich Spiro, and Wilibald Nagel.
  • Among his many pedagogical writings, he is most noted for his edition of Carl Tausig’s Daily Studies (Tägliche Studien für Pianoforte) (1873) which was published after Tausig’s death and How to Practise on the Piano: Reflections and Suggestions with Precise Directions for the Proper Use of the Tausig-Ehrlich “Daily Studies.” (Wie übt man am Klavier? Betrachtungen und Rathschläge nebst genauer Anweisung für den richtigen Gebrauch der Tausig-Ehrlich’schen ‘Tägliche Studien’) (1879)

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Additional References:
  • Colles, H.C., and R.  "Ehrlich, (Karl) Heinrich (Alfred)."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
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