Austrian piano virtuoso and composer Carl (or Karl) Czerny (1791-1857) was a disciple and renowned interpreter of Beethoven, later counting Liszt among his pupils. His writings feature piano works, teaching manuals, and exercises. He wrote piano duets with up to four players, and some organ music. His symphonies, overtures, and concertos are largely unknown; some remain unpublished. He also wrote some chamber music, usually involving the piano. Finally, he composed church music, including settings of the Mass, Graduals, Offertories and other liturgical works.
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Classical Archives: Carl Czerny
Biography and music files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings by featured artist.
Biographical outline from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers includes recommended recordings and books with links to essays.
Czerny, Carl (1791 - 1857)
Brief biography and outlines of his piano, organ, orchestral, chamber, and church music with recommended Naxos recording.
Grave of Carl Czerny
Find a Grave photographs of the burial place of the composer in Vienna. Link to the cemetery shows other notables sharing his resting place, including Beethoven.
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