Tedesco, Ignatz Amade



Pianist, whose brilliant execution made him exceedingly popular as a concert-player; was born at Prague. He studied piano under Tomaschek and Triebensee, and made many brilliantly successful concert tours, especially through southern Russia. In 1848 he lived in Hamburg and in 1856 in London; but his permanent home was in Odessa, where he died at the age of sixty-five. His technique was so brilliant that he has been called the Hannibal of octaves, and his compositions, for the most part salon-music, show this same brilliant and difficult technique. He has composed a mazurka; waltzes; transcriptions; rhapsodies; nocturnes; a concerto for piano and orchestra and caprices de concert.