Personalities | Carl Czerny | Early Romantic | Classical
(Kärl Châr’-ne) 1791–1857
Austrian piano teacher and composer
As the pupil of Beethoven and the teacher of Liszt, Czerny occupies an important historical position as a pianist and pedagogue, and forms a vital link between these two masters. He was immensely prolific, writing over 1,000 works, including the many volumes of technical studies for which he is best known. His ability to present systematically different aspects of piano technique, at a time when the capabilities of the instrument were evolving rapidly, singles him out as a teacher of rare authority and enduring relevance. As well as hundreds of exercises Czerny composed many serious works, including 11 piano sonatas, six symphonies and numerous chamber works.
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