This legendary manual in both English and German documents principles and techniques of the legendary piano teacher Theodor Leschetizky, who taught. Another of the great teacher’s prize students, Marie Prentner, recorded the principles and techniques of the celebrated Leschetizky Method. Authentic and. Documents Similar To The Leschetizky Practising the Piano (by Frank Marrick) (). Uploaded by. Chamika Zangchiz. The Chopin Technique.

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Joseph Leschetizky, his father, was a gifted pianist and music teacher of Viennese birth.

His father gave him his first piano lessons and then took him to Vienna to study with Carl Czerny. At the age of fifteen he started to tutor his first technjque.

By the age of eighteen he was a well-known virtuoso in Vienna and beyond. His composition teacher was Simon Sechteran eminent professor who was the teacher of many other successful musicians.

At the invitation of his friend Anton Rubinsteinhe went to St. Petersburg to teach in the court of the Grand Duchess Yelena Pavlovna.

Remaining there from tohe was head of the piano department and one of the founders of the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music in While in Russia he married one of his most famous students, Anna Essipovathe second of his four wives, with whom he had two children; one of them was his daughter, the well-known singer and teacher, Theresa, the other was his son Robert.


In he returned to Vienna and began teaching there, creating one of the most eminent private piano schools in the world. See the list of Leschetizky’s students. Promising pianists flocked to him, coming from all over the world, with a great many from the United States, among them also classical singer Clara Clemensthe daughter of Mark Twain.

From tohe was assisted by one of his students, Ethel Newcomban experience which proved a fertile ground for background research for her book, Leschetizky as I Knew Him. He taught until the age of 85, leaving for Dresden in He died on 14 November in Dresden.

Leschetizky’s Fundamental Principles of Piano Technique – Marie Prentner – Google Books

He was survived by a son, Robert Leachetizkywhose family returned to Bad Ischl after his death. Leschetizky had a granddaughter, Ilse Leschetizky —who was a distinguished pianist and teacher. This organisation was co-founded by the Belgian pianist Peter Ritzen. Leschetizky composed over a hundred characteristic piano pieces, two operas: Opus numbers were given to 49 works. Although his piano pieces are primarily smaller works in the salon music vein, they are expressively lyrical on the one hand while exploiting the piano’s technical capabilities to great leschetizzky on the other.


Most of his music has been out of print since the early twentieth century except for the Andante FinaleOp.

Theodor Leschetizky – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. New York, New York: The New York TimesJuly 5, Leschetizky as I Knew Him.

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