Carl Tausig

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Carl (or Karl) Tausig (4 November 1841 – 17 July 1871) was a Polish virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer.wikipedia
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Hans von Bülow

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In 1858 Tausig made his debut in Berlin at a concert conducted by Hans von Bülow.
Alongside Carl Tausig, Bülow was perhaps the most prominent of the early students of Hungarian virtuoso pianist, conductor and composer Franz Liszt—therein performed the first public performance of Liszt's Sonata in B minor in 1857.

Johannes Brahms

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He also became a great admirer and friend of Johannes Brahms.
There he became an associate of two close members of Wagner's circle, his earlier friend Peter Cornelius and Karl Tausig, and of Joseph Hellmesberger Sr. and Julius Epstein, respectively the Director and head of violin studies, and the head of piano studies, at the Vienna Conservatoire.

Franz Liszt

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He is generally accepted as Franz Liszt's most esteemed pupil, and one of the greatest pianists of all time. His father introduced him to Franz Liszt in Weimar at the age of 14.
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Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

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Of Tausig's original compositions and numerous arrangements of classical works the following may be mentioned: Deux Études de Concert, replacing an earlier pianoforte transcription of his symphonic ballad Das Geisterschiff; Ungarische Zigeunerweisen, a composition for pianoforte; Nouvelles Soirées de Vienne; Tägliche Studien, finger exercises of high value; a selection of studies from Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum; a transcription of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; and adaptations of Weber's Invitation to the Dance, and of six Beethoven quartets; transcriptions of Schubert's Marche Militaire No. 1 in D and of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Ride of the Valkyries, and Siegmund's Love Song.
Familiarity with the piece was enhanced in the second half of the 19th century by a fairly successful piano version by Carl Tausig, but it was not until the 20th century that its popularity rose above that of other organ compositions by Bach.

Eugen d'Albert

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Another Liszt pupil, Eugen d'Albert, compared Tausig very favorably with their teacher.
Liszt called him "the second Tausig", and d'Albert can be heard in an early recording of Liszt works.

Anton Rubinstein

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Anton Rubinstein called him "the infallible."
American pianist Amy Fay, who wrote extensively on the European classical music scene, admitted that while Rubinstein "has a gigantic spirit in him, and is extremely poetic and original ... for an entire evening he is too much. Give me Rubinstein for a few pieces, but Tausig for a whole evening."

Invitation to the Dance (Weber)

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Of Tausig's original compositions and numerous arrangements of classical works the following may be mentioned: Deux Études de Concert, replacing an earlier pianoforte transcription of his symphonic ballad Das Geisterschiff; Ungarische Zigeunerweisen, a composition for pianoforte; Nouvelles Soirées de Vienne; Tägliche Studien, finger exercises of high value; a selection of studies from Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum; a transcription of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; and adaptations of Weber's Invitation to the Dance, and of six Beethoven quartets; transcriptions of Schubert's Marche Militaire No. 1 in D and of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Ride of the Valkyries, and Siegmund's Love Song.
The Carl Tausig transcription has been recorded by Benno Moiseiwitsch and Philip Fowke.

Dennis Hennig

See Dennis Hennig's article in the Liszt Society (UK) Journal volume 17 (1992), p. 65 for more details.

Carl Maria von Weber

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Of Tausig's original compositions and numerous arrangements of classical works the following may be mentioned: Deux Études de Concert, replacing an earlier pianoforte transcription of his symphonic ballad Das Geisterschiff; Ungarische Zigeunerweisen, a composition for pianoforte; Nouvelles Soirées de Vienne; Tägliche Studien, finger exercises of high value; a selection of studies from Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum; a transcription of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; and adaptations of Weber's Invitation to the Dance, and of six Beethoven quartets; transcriptions of Schubert's Marche Militaire No. 1 in D and of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Ride of the Valkyries, and Siegmund's Love Song. He was especially noted for his interpretations of Chopin, Weber and Beethoven, both for pianistic finish and intensity of emotion.
The Invitation to the Dance, although better known in Berlioz's orchestration (as part of the ballet music for a Paris production of Der Freischütz), has long been played and recorded by pianists (e.g., Benno Moiseiwitsch [in Carl Tausig's arrangement]).

Artur Cimirro

Carl Tausig's output as composer is quite small and it is recorded by the composer and virtuoso pianist Artur Cimirro for the cd label Acte Prealable.
Cimirro was the first foreigner to win in Poland the “V Konkurs na Projekt Nagraniowy Zapomniana Muzyka Polska”, in 2008, with the CD recording project of the complete works by the virtuoso composer Carl Tausig (1841-1871).

Three Marches Militaires (Schubert)

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Of Tausig's original compositions and numerous arrangements of classical works the following may be mentioned: Deux Études de Concert, replacing an earlier pianoforte transcription of his symphonic ballad Das Geisterschiff; Ungarische Zigeunerweisen, a composition for pianoforte; Nouvelles Soirées de Vienne; Tägliche Studien, finger exercises of high value; a selection of studies from Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum; a transcription of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; and adaptations of Weber's Invitation to the Dance, and of six Beethoven quartets; transcriptions of Schubert's Marche Militaire No. 1 in D and of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Ride of the Valkyries, and Siegmund's Love Song.

Les préludes

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Besides Klauser's arrangement there were further piano arrangements by August Stradal and Carl Tausig.

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Carl (or Karl) Tausig (4 November 1841 – 17 July 1871) was a Polish virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer.

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Carl (or Karl) Tausig (4 November 1841 – 17 July 1871) was a Polish virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer.

Arrangement

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Carl (or Karl) Tausig (4 November 1841 – 17 July 1871) was a Polish virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer.

Composer

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Carl (or Karl) Tausig (4 November 1841 – 17 July 1871) was a Polish virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer.

Warsaw

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Tausig was born in Warsaw to Jewish parents and received his first piano lessons from his father, pianist and composer Aloys Tausig, a student of Sigismond Thalberg.

Jews

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Tausig was born in Warsaw to Jewish parents and received his first piano lessons from his father, pianist and composer Aloys Tausig, a student of Sigismond Thalberg.

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Tausig was born in Warsaw to Jewish parents and received his first piano lessons from his father, pianist and composer Aloys Tausig, a student of Sigismond Thalberg.

Sigismond Thalberg

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Tausig was born in Warsaw to Jewish parents and received his first piano lessons from his father, pianist and composer Aloys Tausig, a student of Sigismond Thalberg.

Weimar

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His father introduced him to Franz Liszt in Weimar at the age of 14.

Counterpoint

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He quickly became a favorite pupil of Liszt's, travelling with him on concert tours and studying counterpoint, composition and orchestration in addition to his piano lessons.

Orchestration

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He quickly became a favorite pupil of Liszt's, travelling with him on concert tours and studying counterpoint, composition and orchestration in addition to his piano lessons.

Richard Wagner

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Of Tausig's original compositions and numerous arrangements of classical works the following may be mentioned: Deux Études de Concert, replacing an earlier pianoforte transcription of his symphonic ballad Das Geisterschiff; Ungarische Zigeunerweisen, a composition for pianoforte; Nouvelles Soirées de Vienne; Tägliche Studien, finger exercises of high value; a selection of studies from Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum; a transcription of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; and adaptations of Weber's Invitation to the Dance, and of six Beethoven quartets; transcriptions of Schubert's Marche Militaire No. 1 in D and of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, The Ride of the Valkyries, and Siegmund's Love Song. At the age of 16 he met Richard Wagner, of whom he became a devoted follower and friend.

Peter Cornelius

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He also introduced to Wagner his friend Peter Cornelius, another Wagner devotee.