Carl Czerny

Carl Czerny

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carl Czerny was an Austrian pianist, composer and teacher. He is best remembered today for his books of tudes for the piano. Czerny's music was profoundly influenced by his teachers, Muzio Clementi, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Antonio Salieri and Ludwig van Beethoven. Carl Czerny was born in Vienna to a musical family of Czech origin. His grandfather was a violinist and his father was an oboist, organist, and pianist. His family came to Vienna from Nymburk, Bohemia and Carl himself did not speak German until the age of ten. A child prodigy, Czerny began playing piano at age three and composing at age seven. His first piano teacher was his father, Wenzel Czerny, who taught him mainly Bach, Mozart, and Clementi. Czerny began performing piano recitals in his parents' home. Beethoven, attending one such recital, was so impressed with Czerny's performance of his Path tique Sonata that he took on the 10 year old as a studentshow more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136664550
  • 9786136664552