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Burkhard Muth, Theodor Leschetizky--der bedeutendste Klavierlehrer, den die Welt je gesehen hat?: Eine Einführung in Leben, Werk und Wirken des Pädagogen, Pianisten und Komponisten (Giessen: Musikverlag Burkhard Muth, 2003)

Theodor Leschetizky's credo was "No art without life, no life without art." He was a pianist, composer, and teacher of more than a thousand piano students. The list of his most well-known students includes: Artur Schnabel, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Elly Ney, Mieczyslaw Horszowsky, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Marl Hambourg, Benno Moisewitsch Paul Wittgenstein, and Leschetizky's wife Annette Essipoff. In 2000, Janos Cegledy, president of the Leschetizky Society of Japan stated that "These days, almost all pianists have some link to Leschetizky."
These credits help to answer the question Burkhard Muth asks in his title: Yes, Leschetizky was the most significant piano teacher the world has seen.

One Large Case in 4 Parts

A. Sergei Vinogradskii (1856-1953)
B. Theodor Leshitizky (1930-1915
  Malwine Brée, The Groundwork of the Leschetizky Method (1969)
  Burkhard Muth, Theodor Leschetizky (2003)
  Comtesse Angèle Potocka, Theodore Leschetizky (1903)
  The Thomas de Hartmann Papers
C. Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  Lorraine Byrne, Schubert's Goethe Setting (2003)
D. Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377)
  David Hahn, "Numerical Composition" (1993)
  Elizabeth Leach, Machaut's Music (2003)
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