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What Is Hungarian Piano Playing?  

The Hungarian piano playing tradition whose origins trace back to Franz Liszt, has produced many of the greatest pianists in the last century. This great heritage goes back to Beethoven, who taught Carl Czerny, and Czerny in turn taught Liszt. Piano playing in the likes of Zoltán Kocsis, András Schiff, Jascha Spivakovsky, and Claudio Arrau explore the hidden attractive qualities of the instrument and took delight in beautiful sound, touch and nuance, along with fine sense of musicianship.

“Pianists trained in the Hungarian style of teaching, can be immediately identified by their distinctive approach to the piano, the sound created from instrument, and their technical prowess. The analytical approach, with methodology involves a detailed study, application and mastery of correct physical motions used/employed in piano playing. The tradition of the Hungarian style of piano teaching with methodology, explains technical functions of the muscles, hand positions, postures, and other physical elements of pianism to help with proper relaxation and improve technique, music history, piano literature, pedagogy, and other courses. The most important work in all these levels of music education, though, is in the one-on-one private lessons with piano professors. At the end of their studies at the Liszt Academy, pianists are well-qualified to teach and perform at very high levels in the Hungarian tradition of music-making.”

(Sandra Doan, The Hungarian School of Pianism)

Know-Hows Of Piano Playing
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The Legacy  Continues......

  Franz Liszt Legacy
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