A study of selected works of Ignaz Joseph Pleyel

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rachel Elizabeth Hudson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Lee Rigsby

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to help fulfill a need in keyboard instruction for more materials which are both worthy and exemplary of the period they reflect. For students in the intermediate grades, much of the literature reflecting the classic style of the eighteenth century is far too difficult in its technical and interpretive demands. This is not true of many of the compositions of Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, but unfortunately his works fell into oblivion during the early nineteenth century and have up to the present played a very small role in the performing repertoire. The present discussion deals first with the biography of Pleyel, describing his life as a composer and later as a successful business man. His establishment of the Pleyel Piano Company, which remains in existence today, brought recognition and respect to the Pleyel name. Members of his immediate family are also discussed. These include, his son, Camille Pleyel, who brought the construction of the Pleyel piano to its greatest heights and Marie Pleyel, wife of Camille, who won great fame as a brilliant concert pianist.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1964
Piano music $x Analysis, appreciation
Piano music $x History and criticism
Pleyel, Ignaz, $d 1757-1831

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