Talk:Carl Tausig

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A few comments[edit]

Hi, nice and brief article on Tausig. I have a couple of suggestions: It may be mentioned that his father was pianist Aloys Tausig, which introduced Carl to Liszt when Carl was 14. Also, I daresay he didn't write a number of pedagogic works; apart from his Daily Studies (which included 6 of his 10 preludes), he just edited other studies (the Gradus ad Parnassum for example). I've compiled a rather complete worklist which could be included here, if of interest. JanTerje 22:07, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Imperceptible signs[edit]

... the only sign of tension from Tausig would be an imperceptible tightening of one corner of his mouth ...

So, the obvious question is: If it was "imperceptible", how did anyone know he was doing it? -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 20:49, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Maybe it was the left corner of his mouth, i.e. the side of the pianist's face the audience does not see, given the usual positioning of a grand piano on a stage ? Red Slash - Smily.png --Francesco Malipiero (talk) 21:25, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Maybe. I'd prefer we didn't guess, though. If it was perceptible to certain people but not others, we need to establish who were who. -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 09:13, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
OK, I've changed it to "slight". -- Jack of Oz [your turn] 01:28, 19 March 2011 (UTC)


The article says Tausig was born Jewish and buried in a Protestant cemetery but doesn't seem to mention a conversion. Can anyone speak to that? It seems to be an important aspect of him as a person, if not necessarily as a pianist. (talk) 01:21, 19 March 2011 (UTC)