Stephen Heller Research Paper

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Stephen Heller was a Hungarian pianist, teacher and composer whose career spanned the period from Schumann to Bizet and was an influence for later romantic composers. Heller was born in Pest, which is now known as Budapest, Hungary) in 1813. He had been destined for a legal career, but instead decided to devote his life to music. At the age of nine he performed Jan Ladislav Dussek's Concerto for Two Pianos with his teacher, F. Brauer, at the Budapest Theater. He played so well that he was sent to study in Vienna, Austria, under Carl Czerny. Unable to afford Czerny's expensive fees he became a student of Anton Halm. After a success in the first public concert in Vienna at the age of 15, his father undertook a concert tour through Hungary,
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