Leschetizky, Theodor

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Leschetizky, Theodor [ Leszetycki, Teodor] (b Lancut, Poland, 1830; d Dresden, 1915). Polish pianist, teacher, and composer. Public début Łwów at age of 10. Dir. of pf. studies, St Petersburg Cons. 1862–78, then settled in Vienna, where est. own sch. Retired from concert-giving 1886. Developed a teaching ‘method’ and attracted pupils from the world over. Among them were Paderewski, Schnabel, Moiseiwitsch, and Gabrilowitsch. Wrote 2 operas and pf. pieces.