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Carl Czerny (sometimes Karl; February 21, 1791 – July 15, 1857) was an Austrian pianist, composer and teacher. He is best remembered today for his books of etudes for the piano.

Czerny was born in Vienna to a family of Czech origins. He was taught piano by his father before taking lessons from Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Antonio Salieri and Ludwig van Beethoven. He was a child prodigy, making his first appearance in public in 1800 playing a Mozart piano concerto. Later… read more

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  • One can definitely feel Beethoven's profound influence, especially on his symphonies. If someone played it to me my first guess would be "Beethoven unheard piece?"
  • his symphonies are pure joy :3
  • @bachterman - hahaha :D I'm playing Etude 26 already!
  • Genious
  • is czerny on tour?
  • More people should listen to Carl Czerny...

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