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 .

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They prepared the young students until they reached sufficiently advanced level to benefit from the Master’s teaching.

No one else ever seemed interested to know. Leschetizky combined the classical training of Czerny and the cantabile style of Chopin with the brilliance of Liszt. A pupil himself of the great Carl Czerny, Leschetizky went on to instruct an entire generation of world-class pianists, including Paderewski, Lsechetizky, Moiseiwitsch, Brailowsky, and many others.

In one word – it is the method of methods. Appleton and Company, His father gave him his first piano lessons and then took him to Vienna to study with Carl Czerny. We can all afford to cultivate that quality Stop and think if you played it in the way you meant to do; then only, if sure of this, go ahead.

Views Read Edit View history. Most of his music has been out of print since the early twentieth century except for the Andante FinaleOp.

Each student’s interpretation of a piece was fashioned to the student’s personality. Each of the phrases in the dissecting process would be different and separately lfschetizky. Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing. Put together, there was a sublime and unpredictable continuity of feeling about the piece as it took shape in one’s newly minted interpretation. To make an effective accelerando, you must glide into rapidity as steadily as a train increases its speed when steaming leschetizkg of a station.


Paderewski, along with other articles on hand and finger exercises, other piano methods, and more. The New York Times.

Theodor Leschetizky – Wikipedia

Leschetizky’s Fundamental Principles of Piano Technique. If you want to develop strength and sensitiveness in the tips of your fingers, use them in everyday life.

The brain must guide the fingers, not the fingers the brain”. For that reason, there is no record of how he would have approached the problems of teaching basic piano technique. Without concentration, remember, you can do nothing. If you play wrong notes, either you do not know where the note is, or what the note is. Padarewski said; The method of Leschetizky is very simple.

The Groundwork of the Leschetizky Method (Brée, Malwine)

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. Approved by Leschetizky himself, the clear, easy-to-follow text, profusely illustrated with music examples and photographs of hand positions Leschetizky’s own handscovers every aspect of piano technique: Promising pianists flocked to him, coming from all over the world, with a great many from the United States, among them metho classical singer Clara Clemensthe daughter of Mark Twain.

A player with unbalanced rhythm reminds me of an intoxicated man who cannot walk straight. He told Ethel Newcomb: Put on your bridle and curb them in till they learn to obey you, or they will not serve you well. Leschetizky as I Knew Him.


Moisewitsch was particularly legendary for his playing of the most expressive cantabile or most exuberant bravura with the same facial expression and very little body movement. At the age of fifteen he started to tutor his first students. Rachmaninoff, by the way, was also reputedly like that.

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

Whether it makes you happier or not, it is worth the trouble to try to live ideally. Born in Poland inTheodor Leschetizky was a pianist, teacher, and composer. Sit at such distance from the keyboard that when the arms are easily bent, the finger tips may rest on the keys with easy effort, and the feet reach the pedals comfortably.

At the invitation of his friend Anton Rubinsteinhe went to St. His three later wives were all students, including Annette Essipov, one of the greatest 19th century women pianists. 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. 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.

He felt that muscular relaxation in piano playing was like deep breathing to a singer. What leschetiaky all had in common was the absence of all inessential movements.