Thalberg: Andante Op. 32 (ca. 1856)

Piano solo

Edited by Dean Crocker, 2008

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Previously published by Henry Talman & Co., Boston (1856)

Sigismund Thalberg , 1812/01/07 (Geneva)‒1871/04/27 (Naples). Piano-virtuoso and composer; pupil of Hummel and Sechter, but most instruction came from a bassoonist named Mittag. He wrote a piano concerto at the age of 18 and toured Germany. He originated the subsequently abused technique of dividing a central melody between the thumbs, with arpeggiated accompaniment cascading around it. He was reknowned for his legato effects and ’singing’ tone: Liszt said, “Thalberg is the only artist who can play the violin on the keyboard.”

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