Czerny: Piano Music, Vol. 1
Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
The Viennese-born Carl Czerny (1791–1857) is best remembered for his countless pedagogical studies – hundreds and hundreds of them. But Czerny’s astonishing fecundity – his opus numbers go up to 861, but there is much more music than that – has served to obscure the fact that he was an important composer in his own right, his output forming a link between Beethoven (his teacher) and Liszt (his student), between the Classical and Romantic eras. The pieces recorded here, all for the first time, reflect the brilliance of his own playing and were intended to impress the salons of Biedermeier Vienna.