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Liszt

Franz Liszt

Welcome to the Keys for Curtis "piano pages." For the campaign, this piano has been named after composer Franz Liszt, one of the twenty-two composers selected to represent the deep heritage and diversity of classical music.

An only child born in 1811 to a musical father, Liszt was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor and teacher.  He became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his great skill as a performer and is considered the most technically advanced pianist of his age.

At age 18, Liszt became a student of Carl Czerny, the legendary teacher who studied with Beethoven. Theodor Leschetizky, another Czerny student, taught Isabelle Vengerova, who taught piano at Curtis from 1924 to 1956.  Ms. Venerova's students at Curtis include current former Curtis president and current piano faculty member Gary Graffman.  


About This Piano

  • In September, 2010, members of the Curtis piano faculty visited the Steinway factory in Long Island and selected twenty-two new pianos needed when Curtis expanded its campus to include Lenfest Hall.
  • Steinway & Sons began building fine pianos in 1853. Handmade and built to last for generations, Steinway pianos are exceptional investments as well as superb musical instruments.   
  • Curtis has been an "All-Steinway School" since its founding in 1924 - one of nine conservatories, eighty colleges and unversities, and twenty-one other schools of distinction so designated.
  • This piano, one of the school's seven new Steinway Model O grand pianos, measures five feet ten and thee-quarters inches in length. Like all Steinway's this new grand piano is an exceptional musical instrument, built of the finest materials to the highest quality standards.
  • The "Liszt" piano, Steinway O, #588503, was delivered to Lenfest Hall in July, 2011. Today, the piano can be found in Room 310, the Pollack Teaching Studio, where it's used for music instruction and student practice.

A Piano Keyboard Honoring Curtis Trustee Nina Albert on her Birthday

  • On the occasion of the March 20 birthday of Nina Albert, her children have made a generous contribution to Curtis of all eighty-eight keys of the Liszt piano. Happy birthday, Nina! 

 Dini and Michael Albert on the occasion of Nina Albert's birthday

Key:

 

Contributed by:

 A0  1  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occassion of her birthday
 A0#  2  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 B0  3  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C1  4  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C1#  5  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D1  6  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D1#  7  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 E1  8  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F1  9  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F1#  10  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G1  11  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G1#  12  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A1  13  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A1#  14  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 B1  15  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C2  16  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C2#  17  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D2  18  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D2#  19  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 E2  20  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F2  21  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F2#  22  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G2  23  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G2#  24  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A2  25  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A2#  26  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 B2  27  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C3  28  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C3#  29  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D3  30  Dini and Michael Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D3#  31  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 E3  32  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F3  33  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F3#  34  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G3  35  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G3#  36  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A3  37  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A3#  38  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 B3  39  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C4 - Middle C  40  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C4#  41  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D4  42  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D4#  43  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 E4  44  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F4  45  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F4#  46  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G4  47  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G4#  48  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A4  49  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A4#  50  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 B4  51  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C5  52  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C5#  53  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D5  54  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D5#  55  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 E5  56  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F5  57  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F5#  58  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G5

 59

 Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G5#  60  Pamela Albert in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A5  61  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A5#  62  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 B5  63  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C6  64  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C6#  65  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D6  66  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D6#  67  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 E6  68  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F6  69  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F6#  70  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G6  71  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G6#  72  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A6  73  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A6#  74  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 B6  75  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C7  76  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 C7#  77  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D7  78  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 D7#  79  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 E7  80  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F7  81  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 F7#  82  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G7  83  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 G7#  84  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A7  85  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 A7#  86  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
 B7  87  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday
C8  88  Jim and Bette Ann Albert, Brittany and Remy, in honor of Nina Albert on the occasion of her birthday

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Curtis Development Office, (215) 893-5279 and mention "Keys for Curtis."

 

 

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