Download Citation on ResearchGate | The Leschetizky method: a guide to fine and correct piano playing / Malwine Brée | Traducción de: Die grundlange der. This legendary manual in both English and German documents principles and techniques of the legendary piano teacher Theodor Leschetizky, who taught. As a teacher, Leschetizky claimed he had no method, at least not in the rigid technical sense. The method he taught was the study of the score in the minutest .

Author: Tudal Nasho
Country: Norway
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 20 September 2014
Pages: 67
PDF File Size: 15.77 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.84 Mb
ISBN: 336-4-35867-598-8
Downloads: 30589
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tagami

The brain must guide the fingers, not the fingers the brain”. Born in Poland inTheodor Leschetizky was a pianist, teacher, and composer. With Piano Questions Answered. From tohe was assisted by one of his students, Ethel Newcomban experience which proved a fertile ground for background research for her book, Leschetizky as I Knew Him.

Leschetizky’s teaching methods

What they all had in common was the absence of all inessential movements. An lescyetizky feature of this book is that Leschetizky let photographs of his hand be used for the illustrations. Stop and think if you played it in the way you meant to do; then only, if sure of this, go ahead. His pupils learn to evoke a fine tone from methoe instrument and leschftizky make music and not noise.

Any student and teacher of piano will want to have this classic instruction manual, difficult to locate in the past, but now available in this attractive, inexpensive edition.

If you play wrong notes, either you do not know where the note is, or what the note is. They prepared the young students until they reached sufficiently advanced level to benefit from the Master’s teaching.

The Groundwork of the Leschetizky Method (Brée, Malwine)

Retrieved from ” https: They generally used flowing movements of the hand with fingers close to the keys, except when special effects methox required by the music.


At the invitation of his friend Anton Rubinsteinhe went to St.

Whether it makes you happier or not, it is worth the trouble to try to live ideally. While in Russia he married one of his most famous students, Anna Essipovathe second of his four wives, with whom he had two children; one methid them was his daughter, the well-known singer and teacher, Theresa, the other was his son Robert.

Teach yourself to make a rallentando evenly by watching the drops of water cease as you turn off the tap.

The Leschetizky Method: A Guide to Fine and Correct Piano Playing

Listening to lleschetizky inward singing of a phrase was of far more value than playing it a dozen times. No one else ever seemed interested to know.

There are principles, you will agree, that are to be uniformly inculcated in every pupil – that is breadth, softness of touch and precision of rhythm. If you think yourself a poor specimen, you will probably always remain one, or most likely become one, but if you think of yourself as having the possibilities of greatness in you, there is a chance for you.

He was survived by a son, Robert Dresdenwhose family returned to Bad Ischl after his death. Petersburg Conservatory of Music in Joseph Leschetizky, his father, was a gifted pianist and music teacher of Viennese birth.

Opus numbers were given to 49 works. Leschetizky’s Fundamental Principles of Piano Technique. His composition teacher was Simon Sechteran eminent professor who was the teacher of many other successful musicians. The New York Times. Reprint of The Leschetizky Method: My own recollections of the playing of Horszowski and Moisewitsch bears this out. I look far down the street and imagine a beautiful voice, and I learn that far away ‘pp’ quality – that means attention” For him “the best study could be done away from the piano Most of his music has been out of print since the early twentieth century except for the Andante FinaleOp.


A player with unbalanced rhythm reminds me of an intoxicated man who cannot walk straight. These are also the qualities which are predominant in the playing of Leschetizky’s pupils. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

His three later wives were all students, including Annette Essipov, one of the greatest 19th century women pianists. His father gave him his first piano lessons and then took him to Vienna to study with Carl Czerny.

A pupil himself of the great Carl Czerny, Leschetizky went on to instruct an entire generation of world-class pianists, including Paderewski, Schnabel, Moiseiwitsch, Brailowsky, and many others. Moisewitsch was lwschetizky legendary for his playing of the most expressive cantabile or most exuberant bravura with the same facial expression and very little body movement.

No amount of mechanical finger-work can take its place; and the player who repeats the same passage, wearily expectant that he will accomplish it in process of time, is a lost soul on a hopeless quest.

The influence of his teaching, of which the technique was just a tool, could be best be judged from observations on how his many famous students played. In he returned to Vienna and began teaching there, creating one of the most eminent private piano schools in the world. Although his piano pieces are primarily smaller works in the salon music vein, they are expressively lyrical on the one hand while exploiting the piano’s technical capabilities to great effect on the other.

He died on 14 November in Dresden. To make an effective accelerando, you must glide into rapidity as steadily as a train increases its speed when steaming out of a station.

Retrieved 31 March