Carl Czerny

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Birthday
21, 1791
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jul 15, 1857 (66)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
21, 1791
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jul 15, 1857 (66)

About

Composer whose etudes became standard use in pianistic pedagogy. Forgotten for a time, he was later rediscovered.

Before Fame

He was a child prodigy and started composing music at the age of seven. He did not regard himself as a showman, however.

Trivia

He also became a successful piano teacher, giving up to 12 lessons each day to Viennese nobility.

Family Life

He was born into a musical family with a grandfather who was a violinist and a father who was an oboist, organist, and pianist.

Associated With

He became one of Ludwig van Beethoven's students when he was 10 years old, thanks to an impressive performance he gave of the composer's Pathétique Sonata.