June 22 is the birthday of Theodor Leschetizky, the outstanding pianist and teacher
Theodor Leschetizky nurtured a whole generation of the brilliant pianists that became the adornment of the era. The priceless recordings of Leschetizky, testifying his unique talent are stored in the Museum Collection.
There are no gramophone records of Theodor Leschetizky playing piano. That is why the Welte-Mignon rolls are the only examples of his performance. Taking into consideration the pianist’s invaluable contribution in the history of world music, those recordings are of tremendous cultural significance.
The collection of the Museum also features compositions of Leschetizky performed by his students Mark Hamburg and Ethel Leginska and recorded on paper music rolls Duo-Art.