Carl Czerny [1791-1857] – Variations on a Theme by Rode “La Ricordanza” op.37 [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

…on February 20

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Σαν σήμερα, 20 Φεβρουαρίου του 1791 γεννήθηκε ο Αυστριακός συνθέτης, πιανίστας και δάσκαλος Carl Czerny. Όνομα οικείο μέχρι σήμερα στους μαθητές του πιάνου για τα βιβλία των ασκήσεών του, ο Czerny υπήρξε μέγας βιρτουόζος της εποχής. Υπήρξε επίσης μαθητής, ιεραπόστολος και ζωντανή εκγυκλοπαίδεια του μπετοβενικού corpus: εκτελούσε το σύνολο των έργων του LvB από στήθους – του έλεγες απλώς αριθμό σονάτας και άρχιζε να παίζει. Ως συνθέτης δεν ήταν ακριβώς ground breaking, αλλά είχε τις στιγμές του. Όπως αυτή που ακούμε από τον μέγα Vladimir Horowitz

On this date, February 20, 1791 the Austrian composer, pianist and teacher Carl Czerny was born. A name familiar till today to those who have taken piano lessons, Czerny was a great virtuoso of the time. He was also a student, missionary and living encyclopedia of Beethoven‘s corpus: he performed all of LvB’s work from memory – you just gave him the sonata number and he started playing. As a composer he wasn’t exactly ground breaking, but he had his moments. Like the one we hear from the great Vladimir Horowitz

Τα μέρη / The parts
Thema, I, II, II, IV, V.

Ah, do I remember!!!! From day one of conservatory… 🙄

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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