|Friedrich Kalkbrenner. Piano Album.|
|Elibron Classics, 2001, 49 pages|
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|Friedrich Wilhelm Kalkbrenner (1785 - 1849), list of works|
|Born in Germany, Friedrich Kalkbrenner studied at the Paris Conservatoire before embarking on a concert tour that would make him an internationally renowned pianist. Also noted as a composer, Kalkbrenner was something of a role model for the young Frédéric Chopin (who dedicated the E minor Piano Concerto to him). Also a skilled businessman, Kalkbrenner was quite outspoken on the virtues of his "hand-guide"—a long bar extending along the piano keyboard in front of the keys, enabling the player to rest his wrists and thus ensure the proper position of the hands. (Similar devices are used by present-day typists in order to prevent repetitive stress injuries.) Kalkbrenner's celebrated method of piano study is still used today.|
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