History Of The Piano

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

1829, Gottschalk
1830, Bülow

1830, Leschetizky

Portrait of Theodor Leschetizky, c. 1860s.
Portrait of Theodor Leschetizky, c. 1860s. 1

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.

Page Sources

Ctac.  "Theodor Leschetizky, c. 1860s."  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 17 Aug. 2015.  Web.  12 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
Additional References:
  • Methuen-Campbell, James.  "Leschetozky, Theodor [Leszetucki, Teodor]."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
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