Albert Pieczonka

Welcome to a website devoted to the life and works of Albert Emil Theodor Pieczonka

Website author: Stephen Erickson. Mr. Erickson, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, received a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory and a Master of Music in piano performance from the Boston University School for the Arts.  He is currently teaching piano, piano literature and piano pedagogy at Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island.Click here to read more about Mr. Erickson in Report from Newport, Salve Regina University's Alumni Magazine.


Click here for Stephen Erickson's biography of Albert Pieczonka in Clavier Companion
  • extensive research from family archives
  • rare photos
  • personal recollections
  • a reprint of a rare work for piano
  • exclusive recordings of Albert's works performed by his descendents
Click here for History of Pieczonka's Tarantella
Click here for Technical Tips on performing the Tarantella

Click here to hear several piano works by Pieczonka, recorded recently by his great granddaughters, pianists Holly O'Horo and Mary Boning.

• Tarantella in E minor, Grande Polonaise Heroique, Polish Dance, Murmuring Cascades, Angel of Peace, Valse Brillante, Kundry, and Dancing Waves.

• Most are the very first recordings of these works.

Click here to watch a performance of Pieczonka's famous Tarantella in A minor
Click here for free download of the 1907 Augener edition of the Tarantella in A minor
Click here to read about Pieczonka's connection to the famous football fight song, On, Wisconsin!
Click here to view the complete score of Pieczonka’s fiery mazurka, Hommage à la Pologne (Polish Chivalry), published in Clavier Companion
Update: Stephen Erickson's biography of
Albert Pieczonka is now in the Grove Dictionary of American Music (Second Edition, 2009).


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