Méthode pour le pianoforte (Pleyel, Ignaz)

Collaborative Work
This work was co-authored by Ignaz Pleyel and Jan Ladislav Dussek - see also brief history.

Sheet Music


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Editor 'Vierte Auflage'
Language German
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. Plate 2294.
Misc. Notes J. L. Dussek's Pianoforteschule nach der englischen Ausgabe (Dussek's Instructions etc.) uebersetzt, und von dem Verfasser selbst verbessert und mit vielen praktischen Beispielen vermehrt herausgegeben. Vierte Auflage.
RISM 990016336 - RISM A/I D 4631; DD 4631
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Editor 2nd edition
Language French
Publisher. Info. Paris: Pleyel, n.d.[1803-06]. Plate 121.
Misc. Notes National Library of Spain, Madrid (E-Mn): RISM A/I: P 4959¹ (B.8049)
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Editor 2nd edition
Language German
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: I. P. Spehr, Musikalische Magazin auf der Höhe, No.1155, n.d.[1801].
Misc. Notes RISM A/I: P 4959¹⁴ (B.8043*)
"Vollständige Anweisung das Fortepiano zu spielen, nach dem Französischen von Pleyel & Dussek."
*Possibly an item listed as missing in Benton's catalog.
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Editor Revised edition
Language German
Publisher. Info. Vienna: S.A. Steiner und Comp., n.d.[1823]. Plate 295.
Misc. Notes Printed by Anton Strauss. "Pleyel's Clavier-Schule" "Klavierschule von I. Pleyel nebst 27 Uibungs-Stücken" [sic]. Some exercises are new or in a different order. Includes 3 extra pieces (Nos.28-30) for piano 4-hands. Announced in Wiener Zeitung of 25 July 1823.
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Publisher. Info. Unidentified Publisher, n.d.(ca.1800). Plate 5.
Misc. Notes This item forms part of the
Ricasoli Collection at the University of Louisville Music Library.
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General Information

Work Title Méthode pour le pianoforte
Alternative. Title Method for Pianoforte
Composer Pleyel, Ignaz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. B.801-827
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's includes 27 exercises (originally 24); later 30
  1. Exercise (C major)
  2. Exercise (C major)
  3. Exercise (C major)
  4. Exercise (C major)
  5. Exercise (C major)
  6. Exercise (C major)
  7. Exercise (C major)
  8. Exercise (C major)
  9. Exercise (C major)
  10. Exercise (C major)
  11. Exercise (C major)
  12. Exercise (C major)
  13. Exercise (C major)
  14. Andante varazioni (C major)
  15. Exercise (C major)
  16. Exercise (C major)
  17. Minuet in C major
  18. Exercise (F major)
  19. Andante (G major)
  20. Rondo (G major)
  21. Minuet (B-flat major)
  22. Rondo. Allegretto (B-flat major)
  23. Exercise (C minor)
  24. Exercise (C major)
  25. Exercise
  26. Exercise
  27. Exercise
First Publication. 1797 - Paris: Pleyel, Plate 121*
Language French (+ translations)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation piano (or harpsichord); piano 4 hands (in Steiner revised edition 1823)
Extra Information *A complicated history. Dussek wrote the text of the method and Pleyel the music; hence the Collaboration page type here. In various editions the author is given as either Dussek or Pleyel, or both.