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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InPieczonka married one of his students, Nancy “Nanny” Wohlgeboren Here is measure 93 as it appears in the original Augener edition: Measures to His widow, Nancy, died on November 18, The family eventually settled on the upper east side of Manhattan at East 95th Street. The source of taranyella altered measure has yet to be discovered. The couple had eight children, one of whom died as an infant.

Tarantella: Piano: Albert Pieczonka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There is no known existing manuscript of the Tarantellaso the Augener edition is the earliest source.

For over a hundred years, it has appealed to students of all ages with its flashy idiomatic figurations, pianistic style, technical ease, and tuneful melodies. It lies within the Kaliningrad Oblastthe westernmost exclave of Russia.



Chopin died just as Pieczonka was leaving the Leipzig Conservatory inbut his compositional legacy had a big impact on Albert Pieczonka. The left hand accompaniment in measure appears changed in only the Augener edition from London. His success in London won him the friendship of such men as Liszt and Rubinstein. Archived from the original on 21 November The Life of Mendelssohn. He may have also studied under Franz Liszt before undertaking a solo career.

He outlived all but two of his children. Albert Emil Theodor Pieczonka February 10, – April 12, was a composerpianist and music instructor who resided in GermanyEnglandand the United States. There is no doubt that the Tarantella in A Minor was the composition that made Albert Pieczonka famousespecially in the United States. 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.

Below is measure 93 as it appears in most American editions dated after The Musical World, Vol. Inor thereabout, the Pieczonka family emigrated from continental Europe to London, England.

Retrieved from ” https: For many years it was often identified as the Tarantelle in A Minor. It is equally doubtful that he received any royalties from the American publishers.


In America he was more particularly engaged in teaching and composing. It is a flashy piece that is fun to tzrantella. Pedagogically, it ppieczonka in a class by itself in terms of motivating students to tackle more challenging master works.

His best known work is his Tarantella. In SeptemberPieczonka emigrated to the United States. Boosey and Sons, London. It is musicianly, and yet thoroughly attractive to the average player.

In February,the Tarantella in A Minor was the first of the featured compositions in the popular music magazine, The Etude.

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. Trow Directory Printing and Bookbinding Co. Sometime aroundthe notes of these measures were changed and simplified in several of the American editions.

His most famous aobert, the ” Tarantella in A Minor”, remains a popular piano standard more than years after his death.

There is some evidence that Pieczonka wrote and published the A Minor Tarantella a few years earlier.