Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
Isidore Philippe (1863 – 1958): Hungarian born French Pianist, Composer, Editor, Pedagogue
- Pupil of Georges Mathias, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Stephen Heller at the Conservatoire de Paris.
- Taught at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris and the American Conservatory of Fontainbleau.
- Some of his pupils: Aaron Copland, Albert Schweitzer, Soulima Stravinsky.
- Among his voluminous writings (over 100) on technical exercises was Exrecises Pratiques (1897), Exercises for the Independence of Fingers (1898), Etudes Techniques (1904), and Complete School of Technique (1908).
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Charvex. "Portrait of Isidore Philippe, photographed by Louis Fréon, c. 1908/1910." Photograph. Commons Wikimedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 2 July 2008. Web. 27 Oct. 2015. Public Domain.
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