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THEODOR LESCHETIZKY - PIANIST

Verso autographed G. Denbert cabinet photograph of the legendary pianist and pedagogue.

The Polish born pianist (1830-1915) began his career as a child prodigy and by 15 was teaching pianoforte.† He toured as a virtuoso from 1842-1848 and again in 1852.† In 1851 he was asked by Anton Rubinstein to become a member of the founding faculty of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, which he did, turning out many of the fine pianists of the day in that Country, including his eventual first wife, Anna Essipova.† He stayed until 1878.† This photograph dates to the early 1870ís.†

Later, after a European tour, the pianist settled in Vienna where he ran a piano school that was a competitor to Liszt in Weimar.† His pupilís read like a whoís who and include, Ignaz Friedman, Richard Buhlig, Ignaz Jan Paderewski, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Mark Hambourg, Frank Laforge, Miecyslaw Horszowski, Artur Schnabel, Alexander Brailowsky, Benno Moiseiwitsch, Marie Novello, Anna Essipova, Ethel Leginska, Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler, Katharine Goodson, Annette Hullah, Marie Prentner, Malwine Brťe and Elly Ney to name a few.

This is perhaps the earliest autographed photograph we have seen of the pianist.