Biography of Carl Czerny (1791-1857)

Born in Vienna
First lessons from his father
Three years of piano lessons from Beethoven
Further piano studies with Clementi and Hummel
Works as a piano teacher as he thought himself not virtuos enough to have a carreer as a pianist
Liszt becomes piano student of Czerny
Chopin visits Czerny and they play together
Dies in Vienna
Czerny wrote mainly piano schools and etudes and edited orchestra works for piano. Among his students was also Liszt.

Sheet music for flute:

Fantasia concertante op. 256 (Des-Dur)
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(flute, cello, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro con brio - Allegretto animato - Andante con moto - Allegro vivace
Looks like a piano concerto with accompaniment by flute and cello, the original title gives the piano on first position, too.

Introduktion, Variationen und Finale op. 80 (C-Dur)
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Eulenburg, GM 707
Rating: difficult
  1. Introduction (Adagio molto)
  2. Thema (Allegretto moderato e grazioso)
  3. Variation 1
  4. Variation 2
  5. Variation 3
  6. Variation 4
  7. Variation 5
  8. Variation 6 (Minore più lento)
  9. Variation 7 (Brillante e vivace)
Written the year after the variations of Schuberts on Trockene Blumen. Possibly this was also written for Ferdinand Bogner. You need a flute with deep h for this.

CDs with/from Carl Czerny

Wolfgang Schulz, Stefan Vladar
  1. Franz Schubert: Introduktion und Variationen über "Trockene Blumen" D 802 Op. Posth. 160 (19:32:00)
  2. Carl Czerny: Introduktion, Variationen und Finale in C-Dur Op. 80 (14:36:00)
  3. Friedrich Kuhlau: Introduktion und Variationen Op. 63 (11:53:00)

Literature von/über Carl Czerny

Last edit 25.10.2012