TEDESCO, IGNAZ AMADEUS:
Austrian pianist; born at Prague 1817; died at Odessa Nov. 13, 1882; a pupil of Triebensee and Tomaschek at Prague. He made numerous successful concert tours, especially in southern Russia, and settled at Odessa, although he lived for a short time at Hamburg (1848) and London (1856).
As a pianist Tedesco was distinguished for his fine technique; he was called the "Hannibal of octaves." In recognition of his ability he was appointed pianist to the Grand Duke of Oldenburg. He wrote brilliant salon music, comprising a pianoforte concerto, caprices de concerts, mazurkas, nocturnes, rhapsodies, waltzes, and transcriptions.
- Champlin, Cyc. of Music and Musicians;
- Illustrirte Zeitung, 1850, i. 346.
- Baker, Dict. of Music and Musicians.