Hundreds of Czerny's works are still forgotten in the archives of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien. We hope we have, in the future, all Czerny's serious compositions published and recorded, and the others too, why not? That's what we advocate for him in this blog and in our You Tube exclusive Czerny channel! Contacting the staff of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien (you can write in English), you can say to them that you also support the need for a CARL CZERNY PROJECT, a channel of information on line about the unpublished material of Carl Czerny. Below are the contacts of the institution: Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien Archiv - Bibliothek - Sammlungen A - 1010 Wien, Bösendorferstrasse 12 Tel.: +43 1 505 86 81 44. Fax: +43 1 505 86 81 66. E-Mail: office@a-wgm.com Website: http://www.a-wgm.com/


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A Manifest pro Carl Czerny

All Czerny's serious compositions (for piano, orchestra and chamber) are unique and valuable. In their fluidity resides an inexhaustible magic, capable of surprising us with their deep breath, strength and ability to move forward and forward. Listening to his music, we are constantly surprised with more and more variations and sudden changes of mood and figuration, as if Czerny were capable of producing very competent music in endless cascades.

We must now forgive Robert Schumann for his campaign against Czerny music, as being little inspired. Actually, Czerny music really was not in touch with the ideological demands of his time, but, in it, we can hear the music power itself in action, witch is timeless.

Important to perceive is how Czerny was not a prisoner of his own personality and career, therefore, has not generate a unique style for himself. That was a very interesting behavior. He was able to compose almost anything: from a sonata with something of Beethoven, thorough a nocturne a la Chopin, a mass or oratory a la Mozart, Haydn or Bach, a perfect fugue, a magnificent organ piece, quartets full of invention, fabulous trios, songs a la Schubert, culminating at symphonies full of refinement and compositional mastery. But notice that they are not copies, because in all off that we can hear his signature, his magic flow, strength and vitality. That's probably why Stravinsky said he was a full blooded musician.

Concerning the question of Czerny having lived in the shadow of Beethoven, we suggest the world to consider this as being Czerny´s greatness and not his weakness. Unfortunately, in our western culture, the ego is still highly valueted and because of that, we can not understand Czerny as a former and devoted member of the musical school or the "atelier" of Beethoven (but, certainly, Czerny saw himself as well). Czerny's devotion to his master Beethoven is one of the most poignant examples of artistic fidelity in the history of music. Unfortunatly, Beethoven didn't understood it... Czerny was not an ambitious soul, but rather a music server, so he may not have worked so hard to earn fame and prestige as composer. The Sonata No. 3 in F minor by Czerny (with the same Opus number as the Beethoven´s "Appassionata") was not a competition with Beethoven, but a proof of love and admiration.

For that all, for his unique production, his place in the history of music is clearly underestimated and certainly should be alongside the masters, not above, but for sure also not below. The pantheon of western music, with our Jupiterian Mozart, our Promethean Beethoven and others musical "gods" like Brahms, Wagner and Bach, will be certainly even more complete with the presence of our Mercurial Czerny. The Muse certainly was praying for his son Czerny not being recognized in his mastery as a composer.

Notice that we have not even talked about his decades of dedication to piano teaching and to creating piano literature for all levels of piano students, what certainly contributed to a better assimilation not only of the music of Beethoven but all the great music that would flourish in the Viena of the second half of the XIX century, with Brahms, Mahler and Bruckner.

Fortunatly, 200 hundreds later, Czerny´s music is reborning in all its purity, sincerity and fun! Due to the efforts of great musicians like Anton Kuerti, finally, all this unjust situation started to change. So, we might have, in the future, all of Czerny's serious compositions published and recorded (and the others too, why not?). That's what we advocate for him in this blog!