Sternberg, Constantin, Russian-American pianist, teacher, and composer; b. St. Petersburg, July 9, 1852; d. Philadelphia, March 31, 1924. He studied piano with Moscheles at the Leipzig Cons., and later had lessons with Theodor Kullak; also visited Liszt at Weimar. He toured Russia as a concert pianist; in 1880 he emigrated to the U.S. In 1890 he established the Stern-berg School of Music in Philadelphia, and was its director until his death. He was greatly esteemed as a piano teacher. He wrote some 200 salon pieces for piano, and Danses cosaques for Violin. He publ. Ethics and Aesthetics of Piano Playing (N.Y, 1917) and Tempo Rubato and Other Essays (N.Y, 1920).
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