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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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His success in London won him the friendship of such taratnella as Liszt and Rubinstein. In England, Pieczonka performed concerts and gave music lessons to children of the wealthy. Pieczonka died of pneumonia in his Manhattan home on April 12, Indeed the half cadence followed by silence, from the post American editions, is very different from the authentic cadence and continuous 8ths of the original London edition.

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In many current American editions, this accompaniment has been simplified, as seen here: Since this measure is identical to measure in every other edition I have seen—historical and current—I have come to the conclusion that it is a misprint. Inor thereabout, the Pieczonka family emigrated from continental Europe to London, England.

The Musical World, Vol. InPieczonka married one of his students, Nancy “Nanny” Wohlgeboren Note-wise, most of our current editions of the Tarantella are tzrantella to the Augener edition, with the exceptions of measure 93, measuresand measures In America he was more particularly engaged in teaching and composing.

Tarantella: Piano: Albert Pieczonka

On page 72 of that issue, the editor describes it: Here is measure 93 abert it appears in the original Augener edition: Albert Emil Theodor Pieczonka February 10, – Tzrantella 12, was a composerpianist and music instructor who resided in GermanyEnglandand the United States. Of the historic American editions I have examined, only one edition retained this original, first syncopation: Replacing this initial syncopation with the straightforward broken chord accompaniment we commonly see today was one of the first changes made by most of the American publishers post Although there is a brief hint of this pattern in measure of the Chopin Tarantelle.


As with the case of measure 93, there is no documentation as to how or why this simplification was made. He may have also studied pieczonkw Franz Liszt before undertaking a solo career. For the return of the main theme in measurePieczonka originally added an inverted pedal point— i.

His best known work is his Tarantella. Pieczonka was the youngest of three children born to Gotthilf Immanuel and Friederike Caroline Dorothea Rehlander Pieczonka The reviews of the Tarantella have always been stellar. There is some evidence that Pieczonka wrote and published the A Minor Tarantella a few years earlier. The source of the taraantella measure has yet to be discovered. He outlived all but two of his children.

Albert Pieczonka|History of Pieczonka’s Tarantella in A Minor

It featured mazurkas, waltzes, a fandango, a polonaise and was framed by two tarantellas that are linked motivically —the A Minor Tarantella is first and the E Minor Tarantella is the last dance of the set. Chopin died just as Pieczonka was leaving the Leipzig Conservatory in tarantlela, but his compositional legacy had a big impact on Albert Pieczonka.

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This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat Following Pieczonka’s death, a blurb appeared in the monthly music magazine Etude:. It is musicianly, and yet thoroughly attractive to the average player. Boosey and Sons, London.

What is missing in most of our current editions is the very first syncopation of measures His most famous work, the ” Tarantella in A Minor”, remains a popular piano standard more than years after his death.

At the time, the United States did not recognize foreign copyrights, so it is doubtful that Pieczonka, who had already published the Tarantella in London, had any connection with this American publishing frenzy. The couple had eight children, one of whom died as an infant. Perhaps it was just an editorial simplification that became popular. It is a flashy piece that is fun to play.

As expected, the post London Augener edition retains the original notes to measures 93, and Archived from the original on 21 November Two of the children, Ernst and Fannywere born in East Prussia.

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Albert Pieczonka

In SeptemberPieczonka emigrated to the United States. There is no known existing manuscript of the Tarantellaso the Augener edition is the earliest source. It should have been a repeat of measure