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International Piano Archives at Maryland

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Contact:

Donald Manildi
IPAM Curator

Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library  
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2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1630
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E-mail: godowsky@umd.edu


Jacob Eisenberg Collection

Photograph, Jacob Eisenberg, pianistJacob 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.

I. Books 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 Piano Course.

III. Articles and interviews published in Music in Your Home, Rockland County Evening Journal and various other publications.

IV. Piano Exercises based on scales, and The New Hanon, Eisenberg’s elaboration on the famous Hanon exercises.