1988 CX1. Discovered 1988 Feb. 11 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in memory of the well-known German piano teacher and composer Karl Czerny (1791-1857). His first piano lessons were from his father, his later lessons from Beethoven {see planet (1815)}. He became a piano teacher at 14 and was soon world famous, counting Liszt {see planet (3910)} and Thalberg among his pupils. Occupied with composing in the evening, he earned a living by giving piano lessons during the day. Among his enormous number of compositions the 848 etudes are in the arsenal of every pianist. (M 25655)

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