Articles tagged 'Czerny'
It is fascinating to see which composers and performers felt it necessary to enhance the Baroque master, and which were content to simply orchestrate.
Variation sets on popular tunes often helped pay the rent. A gifted improviser, Beethoven was known to delight friends for hours if the mood struck.
Pieces requiring retuning or scordatura have a modest foothold in the literature. It is very unusual to encounter works where strings are adjusted while playing, but several specimens fill out Ballon’s bold recital.