Pischna, Josef , famous Bohemian pianist and pedagogue; b. Erdischowitz, June 15, 1826; d. Prague, Oct. 19, 1896. He was a pupil at the Prague Cons. He taught for many years in Moscow, and then at the Prague Cons. His pedagogical work for piano, 60 Exercises, became a standard method in Europe and has been reprinted in many eds.
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