Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
Carl Tausig (1841 – 1871): Polish Virtuoso Pianist, Composer, Teacher – Romantic Period
- Considered one of Liszt’s favorite and greatest pupils.
- His debut was an orchestral concert conducted by Hans von Bülow in 1858.
- Known for his great technique and Franz Liszt once said that Tausig had "fingers of steel."
- Circa 1866, for a brief period, he opened a Schule des Höheren Klavierspiels, a school for advanced piano instruction in Berlin.
- His work Daily Studies (Tägliche Studien) (1873) about modern technique and finger exercises was published posthumously.
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