* 21. Februar 1791, Wien; † 15. Juli 1857, Wien (grave of honour in Central cementary, Vienna, Gr. 0, row 1, nr. 49)
Carl Czerny was an Austrian composer, teacher, and pianist of Czech origin. His vast musical production amounted to over a thousand works. His books of studies for the piano are still widely used in piano teaching. He was one of Ludwig van Beethoven's numerous pupils.
Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 214 (1829) - Dedicated to Amédée Méreaux
David Boldrini - piano, Rami Musicali Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Massimo Belli
The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 214, was composed in Vienna in 1829 and published the following year. It is dedicated to the French musicologist and composer Amédée Méreaux (1802–1874) who—like Czerny, and his present obscurity notwithstanding—is best known for his piano studies. (His time will come; many of his 60 Études, Op 63, are of great interest and even more difficult to play than those of Alkan.)