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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Czerny, Karl 1791-1857. Austrian pianist and composer. A student of Beethoven and the teacher of Liszt, he wrote piano exercises, such as School of the Left Hand, that remain in wide use.

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  • n. Austrian virtuoso pianist and composer of many works for the piano; studied with Beethoven and was a teacher of Liszt (1791-1857)

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Examples

  • From the open windows of the living-room came a conscientious rendering of a "Czerny" exercise, enlivened now and then by a bar or two of a rollicking dance, with which Blue Bonnet sugar-coated her pill.

    Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party

  • Unlike those of previous composers such as Czerny and Cramer, Chopin's Études combine technical difficulty with musical expression, thus helping to popularize the form.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Unlike those of previous composers such as Czerny and Cramer, Chopin's etudes combine technical difficulty with musical expression, thus helping to popularize the form.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • This nubile young beauty—there is, it appears, no other kind in that part of the Hamptons—has only childhood memories of her beloved father, now dead, who'd been sentenced to life imprisonment thanks to false testimony by two of the leading lights of Hamptons society, tycoon Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) and wife Victoria (Madeleine Stowe).

    The Rich, the Bad, the Vengeful

  • Michael Czerny, S.J., the Director of the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN), has written an excellent piece for ThinkingFaith. org, the online journal of the British Jesuits, about the furor over Pope Benedict's recent remarks about AIDS and condoms.

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  • Victoria Grayson, played by Madeleine Stowe, will reportedly call upon Edward for help as she engages in a bitter divorce battle from her husband, Conrad Henry Czerny.

    William Devane to Guest-Star on Revenge

  • Bach: herausgegeben von Czerny, Griepenkerl, und Roitzsch {two and three-part Inventions} by Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • There, the "Baroness Czerny" meets aristocrat George Flammarion (John Barrymore), who, once he learns of Eve's clever disguise, makes her an irresistible proposition.

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  • Practice for a musician involves all kinds of other things – like scales and arpeggios for the fluidity in the fingers and wrists, Czerny and Hanon for speed and flexibility, practicing the piece with hands apart, or starting from the back and working your way forward … in other words, we come at a piece of music from all sorts of angles in order to get it up to performance quality.

    Write on Wednesday-Practice Makes Perfect

  • She was teaching me to play Bach, von Webern, Chopin I played one of his etudes at my first recital, and Czerny scales, which I couldn't stand--playing the classics that is.

    Mister Mu Sic

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