Ignaz Friedman (Solomon Isaac Freudman) was a Polish pianist and composer. Critics as. Harold C. Schonberg and colleagues as Sergei Rachmaninoff alike placed him among the supreme piano virtuosi of his day, alongside Leopold Godowsky, Moritz Rosenthal, Josef Hofmann and Josef Lhévinne.
Carl Czerny (21 February 1791 – 15 July 1857) was an Austrian pianist, composer and teacher. He is best remembered today for his books of études for the piano. Czerny's music was profoundly influenced by his teachers, Clementi, Hummel, Salieri and Beethoven.
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Stefano Golinelli (1818 - 1891) was an Italian piano virtuoso and composer. He composed a large number of works for the piano, especially noteworthy 3 Sonatas, and 2 collections of 24 Preludios, op. 23 and 69. At his death, he left his Érard piano to the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna.
Charles Edward Ives was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music.