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International Piano Archives at Maryland

Hours:

By appointment,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Contact:

Donald Manildi
IPAM Curator
 
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1630
(301) 405-9224
E-mail: godowsky@umd.edu


Theodor Leschetizky

Theodor Leschetizky, born in Poland on June 22, 1830, studied with Czerny in Vienna and made his debut there at the age of 15. After a period of further concertizing, he moved to Petrograd in 1852 and taught at the conservatory, later returning to Vienna where he remained for the rest of his life. His last public appearance as a pianist was in 1887. Leschetizky preferred to devote most of his energies to teaching and he become one of the most sought-after and influential teachers of late 19th century. Several of his pupils wrote books or essays describing the so-called "Leschetizky Method", about which there has been much discussion. Leschetizky composed several dozen short piano pieces of the superior salon type. He made no disc recordings, only a couple of reproducing piano rolls for Welte around 1906. He died on November 14, 1915.