Item #38927 Complete Theoretical and Practical Piano Forte School, from The First Rudiments of Playing, to the Highest and most Refined state of Cultivation; with the requisite numerous Examples, newly and expressly composed for the occasion; in 3 volumes. Written and most humbly Dedicated by Gracious permission to Her Majesty Victoria I. Queen of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c. by Charles Czerny. Translated from the Original by J.A. Hamilton, Author of the Musical Catechisms, Grammar, Dictionary, &c. ... Opera 500. Price of Each Vol. 1.11S. 6D. Vol. [III]. Engraved by F. Bowcher. Carl CZERNY.

Complete Theoretical and Practical Piano Forte School, from The First Rudiments of Playing, to the Highest and most Refined state of Cultivation; with the requisite numerous Examples, newly and expressly composed for the occasion; in 3 volumes. Written and most humbly Dedicated by Gracious permission to Her Majesty Victoria I. Queen of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c. by Charles Czerny. Translated from the Original by J.A. Hamilton, Author of the Musical Catechisms, Grammar, Dictionary, &c. ... Opera 500. Price of Each Vol. 1.11S. 6D. Vol. [III]. Engraved by F. Bowcher.

London: Messrs. R. Cocks & Co. 20, Princes Street, Hanover Square; Vienna: Diabelli & Co.; Milan: G. Ricordi; Paris: S. Richault [PN 3192], [1838].

Folio. Full dark teal textured cloth with armorial device gilt to boards, yellow endpapers. 1f. (recto highly decorative engraved title, verso blank), 1f. (recto "Contents of the Third Volume. On Playing with Expression."), 130 pp. Engraved throughout.

With fingering and markings in pencil throughout.

Boards quite worn, rubbed, and bumped; spine lacking; annotations to front pastedown crossed out; detached; Slightly worn and browned; occasional light foxing, staining, and offsetting; some leaves separated.

This third and final volume in the edition is devoted to interpretive performance.

Czerny was an Austrian piano teacher, composer, pianist, theorist and historian. "As the pre-eminent pupil of Beethoven and the teacher of many important pupils, including Liszt, Czerny was a central figure in the transmission of Beethoven's legacy. Many of his technical exercises remain an essential part of nearly every pianist's training, but most of his compositions – in nearly every genre, sacred and secular, with opus numbers totalling 861, and an even greater number of works published without opus – are largely forgotten. A large number of theoretical works are of great importance for the insight they offer into contemporary musical genres and performance practice." Stephan D. Lindeman and George Barth in Grove Music Online.

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