Jacob Eisenberg Collection
Eisenberg was born in Alton, IL in 1898. As an author, teacher and
lecturer, he focused on piano technique and articulated principles related to
weight and relaxation. His writings on technique received the endorsement of
many pianists, including Vladimir de Pachmann. Eisenberg died in 1964.
The Jacob Eisenberg Collection consists of over 40 bound volumes
containing manuscripts, drafts and published works by Eisenberg.
on Piano Technique, including Weight and Relaxation in Piano Playing,
Natural Technics in Piano Mastery, and Let Me Help You.
II. Piano Courses, including The Pianist, a standard Piano
Course, Child Piano Course, Junior Piano Course and Adult
III. Articles and interviews published in Music in
Your Home, Rockland County Evening Journal and various other
IV. Piano Exercises based on scales, and The New
Hanon, Eisenberg’s elaboration on the famous Hanon exercises.
10 am to 3 pm
Monday through Thursday
9 am to 5 pm
Monday through Friday
Donald Manildi, Curator
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
8115 Alumni Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA