Anton Door

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Anton Door (1831-1919)

Austrian pianist (b. 20 June 1833 in Vienna; d. 7 November 1919 in Vienna); known in Russia as Anton Andreyevich Door (Антон Андреевич Доор).

Door was a student of Karl Czerny, and began his concert career in 1850, touring Italy and Germany. In Stockholm he was appointed pianist to the Swedish royal court, before becoming professor of piano studies at the Moscow Conservatory from 1866 to 1869, where he taught alongside Tchaikovsky. In 1869 he returned to his homeland as a professor at the Vienna Conservatory, where he remained until 1901.

Dedications

In 1868 Tchaikovsky dedicate his piano piece Valse-Caprice, Op. 4, to Anton Door.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

5 letters from Tchaikovsky to Anton Door have survived, dating from 1876 to 1892, of which those highlighted in bold are now available in English translation on this site:

2 letters from Door to the composer, dating from 1877 and 1892, are preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.