History Of The Piano

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

1862, Debussy
1864, d'Albert

1863, Phillippe

Portrait of Isidore Philippe, photographed by Louis Fréon, c. 1908/1910.
Portrait of Isidore Philippe, c. 1908/1910 . 1

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).

Page Sources

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.
Additional References:
  • Wadlington-Smythe, Jeremy.  "Isidor Philipp Hungarian-Born French Pianist (1863 – 1958)."  Forte Piano Pianissimo.  Forte Piano Pianissimo, 2009 – 2015.  Web. 17 Sept. 2015.
  • Timbtitle="" rell, Charles.  "Philipp, Isidore [Isidor]."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  17 Sept. 2015.
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