GERCKE Anton Avgustovich( piano virtuoso)
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Biography GERCKE Anton Avgustovich
(1812 - 1870). Great-grandfather and his grandfather were musicians, his father, a good violinist, was the first teacher of his son. He studied with John Filda in Moscow and completed his musical education abroad. In St. Petersburg, he became one of the members of the circle of artists who gathered at St. Petersburg University students inspector, AI. Fitstuma, and participated in the so-called university concerts. Robert Schumann in 1837. characterized his rendition of "ease of connection, tenderness and tranquility with fidelity and clarity, and extraordinary skill to own tool. Since inception in 1862. Petersburg. Conservatory, he was professor of piano at. He tried his hand at composing career, but his writings were almost all in manuscript. His son, August (1841 - 1902), Senator, was a member of the directorate of the Imperial Russian Musical Society. Placed in "Russian Antiquities" 1880. (t. XXVIII) sketch of the life and work of his father.