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petrusplancius


Alexander Dreyschock (1818-1869) was a Bohemian concert pianist who toured Europe in the 1840s and was later court pinaist to the Tsar of Russia. He wrote piano music of his own of a rather Lisztian character, e.g.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plj565VMkSY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs7lysifeyI
Kriehuber made the fine lithograph of him below as a lion of the keyboard in Vienna in 1845, and the drawing above, in my own collection, must have been made at the same time. I am sorry about the wretched quality of the images, particularly of the drawing, which is shown as though through a mist!