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Piano and Song

Piano and Song by Friedrich Wieck
By: (1785-1873)

This book talks about teaching, learning and performing on the piano in a delightful style, alternating between conversation and instruction. As he was the father of Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann's teacher, need I say more?

First Page:

PIANO AND SONG

HOW TO TEACH, HOW TO LEARN,

AND

HOW TO FORM A JUDGMENT OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES.

Translated from the German

OF

FRIEDRICH WIECK.

BOSTON: LOCKWOOD, BROOKS, & COMPANY. 1875.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by NOYES, HOLMES, AND COMPANY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Cambridge: Press of John Wilson and Son.

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.

FRIEDRICH WIECK, the author of the work a translation of which is here offered to the public, was during his long life a distinguished teacher of music. He died in the autumn of 1873. He was the father and teacher of the celebrated pianist, Clara Wieck, now Fr. Dr. Clara Schumann, widow of the renowned composer Robert Schumann, who was also a pupil of Wieck. His second daughter, Fräulein Marie Wieck, is well known in Germany as an artistic performer on the piano forte.

I have translated this little book, with the belief that a knowledge of the author's views will be no less valuable in America than in his own country; and with the hope that it may find readers who will be glad to receive the suggestions of so experienced a teacher... Continue reading book >>


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