Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
Theodor Leschetizky (1830 – 1915): Polish Pianist, Teacher, Composer – Romantic Period
- Student of Czerny.
- Leschetizky stated he doesn’t have a specific method of teaching; quoted as saying “I teach exactly as Czerny taught me; I have added nothing, changed nothing.”
- Director of music at the court of the Grand Duchess Helen.
- Head of the piano department at St. Petersburg Conservatory.
- Over 1200 pianists studied under him.
- Considered one of the greatest piano teachers of the modern era.
- Some of his pupils: Artur Schnabel, Ossip Gabrilovich, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
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Ctac. "Theodor Leschetizky, c. 1860s." Photograph. Commons Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 17 Aug. 2015. Web. 12 Oct. 2015. Public Domain.
- Methuen-Campbell, James. "Leschetozky, Theodor [Leszetucki, Teodor]." Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015. Web. 17 Sept. 2015.