IAS former Botstiber Fellow Christiane Tewinkel on Theodor Leschetizky and Transatlantic music relations in a podcast

February 24, 2021

IAS CEU 2019/20 Botstiber Fellow Christiane Tewinkel conversed about her research on thr legacy of Theodor Leschetizky and Transatlantic music relations in a podcast recorded by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies.

In this podcast, Dr. Christiane Tewinkel shares many fascinating aspects of her musicology research as related to Theodor Leschetizky and his American students. Born in Galicia in 1830, Theodor Leschetizky, a pianist and composer himself, became internationally famous as a piano teacher with over 1,000 students, including Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler, Elly Ney, Ignacy Paderewski, and Arthur Schnabel. Students traveled from all over the world to study with Leschetizky, including 350-400 American students. Leschetizky’s teaching formed the basis of a highly successful business. Indeed, countless ads promoting the “Leschetizky Method” in American newspapers and journals demonstrate the marketability of his teaching system overseas.

(Source: Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies.)