Sunday, September 9, 2018
Carl Czerny - Fantasia for piano, flute and cello
Carl Czerny was an Austrian (actually Czech, which was ruled by the Austrian Emperors back then) piano virtuoso - his 101 Exercises is still part of piano instruction today. Pupil of Beethoven himself, he taught Franz Liszt while composing over a thousand pieces in the finest Romantic tradition. A 1927 Etude magazine article showed that his teaching (and pupils) basically were the pantheon of great piano instructors.