Josef Pischna

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Josef Pischna (Czech: Josef Pišna; 15 June 1826, Rtišovice u Příbrami – 19 October 1896, Prague) was a Czech pianist and composer.

From 1840 to 1846 Pischna studied oboe at the Prague Conservatory.[1] He worked for thirty-five years as a pianist and piano teacher in Moscow.[1] Of his compositions, the 60 Klavierübungen (60 Exercices progressifs - 60 Piano Exercises) have commanded an abiding importance. They have appeared in several editions and been used up to the present time in piano teaching.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Černušák, Gracián; Štědroň, Bohumír; Nováček, Zdenko, eds. (1963). Československý hudební slovník II. M-Ž (in Czech). Prague: Státní hudební vydavatelství. p. 311.