Felix Le Couppey

December 20, 2007

Felix Le Couppey was born in Paris, April 14th 1814, and died there July 5th 1887. A pupil of Dourlen in the Conservatory where he was assistant-teacher of an elementary harmony-class in 1828, full teacher in 1837, and Dourlen’s successor as professor of harmony in 1843. He was also substitute piano-teacher for Henri Herz in 1848, when the latter started on his American tour. Later a special pianoforte-class for ladies was organized for him. Published “Ecole du mecanisme du piano, 24 etudes primaires” (op. 10); “Cours de piano elementaire et progressif”; “L’art du piano” (50 etudes with annotations); a pamphlet, “De l’enseignement du piano; conseils aux jeunes professeurs” (1865); and a few pianoforte-pieces, and songs.


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