Piano sheet music for Tarantella, composed by Albert Pieczonka for piano. Mazurka Brillante; Salon-Walzer über den Namen “Bach”; Elfentanz Caprice; Hommage à la Pologne. Mazurka; Second Tarantella in E major. Composer Time . The only information we have on Albert Pieczonka (ca. ) is sketchy and not completely reliable. For example, his first name may have been “Alfred.

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On page 72 of that issue, the editor describes it: I believe that Pieczonka actually looked to an earlier work by Chopin for inspiration: Since this measure is identical to measure in every peczonka edition I have seen—historical and current—I have come to the conclusion that it is a misprint. His success in London won him the friendship of such men as Liszt and Rubinstein.

Albert Pieczonka

His performances consistently garnered favorable reviews from the press. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is a flashy piece that is fun to pievzonka. For over a hundred years, it has appealed to students of all ages with its flashy idiomatic figurations, pianistic style, technical ease, and tuneful melodies.

In the original Augener edition, Pieczonka actually opened his famous Tarantella melody with a syncopated accompaniment, as seen here: For the return of the main theme in measurePieczonka originally added an inverted pedal point— i.

He studied at the University of Konigsberg and also at Leipzig Conservatory, after which he made a series of concert tours in German. Retrieved from ” https: Albert Emil Theodor Pieczonka February 10, – April 12, was a composerpianist and music instructor who resided in GermanyEnglandand the United States.


He outlived all but two of his children. His widow, Nancy, died on November 18, Today, this city, which was heavily damaged during the Second World Waris named Kaliningrad. Inor thereabout, the Pieczonka family emigrated from continental Europe to London, England.

The left hand accompaniment in measure appears changed in only the Augener edition from London. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is equally doubtful that he received any royalties from the American publishers. Although there is a brief hint of this pattern in measure of the Chopin Tarantelle.

His most famous work, the ” Tarantella in A Minor”, remains a popular piano standard more than years after his death.

His best known work is his Tarantella. There is no pieczoka existing manuscript of the Tarantellaso the Augener edition is the earliest source.

Tarantella: Piano: Albert Pieczonka

In England, Pieczonka performed concerts and gave music lessons to children of the wealthy. Trow Directory Printing pleczonka Bookbinding Co. Pedagogically, it is in a harantella by itself in terms of motivating students to tackle more challenging master works.

Of the historic American editions I have examined, only one edition retained this original, first syncopation: The set was published in by Augener of London.


In SeptemberPieczonka emigrated to the United States.

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Pieczonka died of pneumonia in his Manhattan home on April 12, In February,the Tarantella in A Minor was the first of the featured compositions in the popular music magazine, The Etude. At the time, the United States did not recognize foreign copyrights, so it is doubtful that Pieczonka, who had already published tarajtella Tarantella in London, had any connection with this American publishing frenzy.

AliceKatheEmilyHelenHansand Evawere born in London, England. Below is measure 93 as it appears in most American editions dated after The reviews of the Tarantella have always been stellar.

Albert Pieczonka – Wikipedia

Two of the children, Ernst and Fannywere born in East Prussia. And for good reason. Son, Ernst, was partially paralyzed as the result of a fall during childhood and died in England about He may have also studied under Franz Liszt before undertaking a pkeczonka career. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

It is musicianly, and yet thoroughly attractive to the average player. This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat