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Comtesse Angèle Potocka, Theodore Leschetizky: An Intimate Study of the Man and the Musician (New York: The Century Co., 1903)

The Comtesse Angèle Potocka wrote this personal account of her brother-in-law's life at the same time he was writing a series of twelve piano pieces entitled "Scenes of My Youth." Drawing on her many years of friendship, the long relationship their two families shared, and Leschetizky's diary, she offered an intimate picture of his personality and activities--often in his own words. Especially interesting for understanding Leschetizky's influence on Russian music and Vinogradskii, are the chapters on Leschetizky's years in St. Petersburg. During this period (1852-1878), he became a close friend of the aristocracy and performed at their parties, and married Anna Carlowna de Friedebourg in 1856 and soon had a son. In 1862, the St. Petersburg Conservatory was formed from the nucleus of Leschetizky's school. One of his students there was Annette Essipoff (in the same class as Tchaikowsky). Leschetizky and Essipoff fell in love, and after his two year divorce suit, they married. In 1878, the same year Vinogradskii transferred to St. Petersburg University and to science studies, they both fell ill with typhoid and moved to Vienna.


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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