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Moritz Moszkowski (August 23, 1854 Breslau - March 4, 1925 Paris) was a German composer, pianist and teacher, of Polish descent. He studied in Dresden and later Berlin, under Theodor Kullak and others. He was a teacher in Berlin for many years. His pupils included Frank Damrosch, Józef Hofmann, Joaquin Nin, Vlado Perlemuter, Ernest Schelling and Joaquin Turina. After a successful career as a concert pianist and conductor, he settled in Paris in 1897, where he died in obscurity and poverty. In 1899 the Berlin Academy elected him a member. August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Wrocław. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Pianist Claudio Arrau, Carnegie Hall, 1954. ... For other uses, see Dresden (disambiguation). ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Theodor Kullak (September 12, 1818 - March 1, 1882) was a Polish pianist, composer, and teacher. ... Frank Heino Damrosch was born in Breslau on June 22, 1859. ... Józef Kazimierz Hofmann (January 20, 1876 - February 16, 1957) was a Polish-American pianist and composer. ... Joaquin Nin (September 29, 1859 – October 24, 1949) was a Cuban pianist and composer. ... Vlado Perlemuter (May 26, 1904-2002) was a pianist born in Kowno, Poland. ... Ernest (Henry) Schelling (Belvedere, New Jersey, July 26, 1876; New York City, December 8, 1939) was an American pianist, composer, and conductor. ... Joaquín Turina (December 9, 1882 - January 14, 1949) was a Spanish composer of classical music. ...


Although little known today, Moszkowski was well-respected and popular during the late nineteenth century. He was quite prolific, composing over two hundred pieces. Ignaz Paderewski said, "After Chopin, Moszkowski best understands how to write for the piano." Ignacy Jan Paderewski Ignacy Jan Paderewski (November 6, 1860 – June 29, 1941) was a Polish pianist, composer, diplomat and politician, the third Prime Minister of Poland. ... The only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin, believed to have been taken by Louis-Auguste Bisson in 1849. ...


He wrote many small scale piano pieces which brought him much popularity–notably his set of Spanish Dances Op. 12 for piano duet (later arranged for solo piano, and for orchestra). Today he is probably best known for his fifteen Études de Virtuosité, Op. 72, which have been performed by virtuoso pianists such as Vladimir Horowitz and Marc-André Hamelin. Many of his small but brilliant piano pieces, such as Étincelles (Sparks), are used as encore performances at the end of classical concerts. A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Opus, from the Latin word opus meaning work, is usually used in the sense of a work of art. In this sense the plural of opus, opera, is used to refer to the genre of music drama. ... Vladimir Samoylovych Horowitz (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) (1 October 1903 – 5 November 1989) was a Ukrainian-born, American classical pianist. ... Marc-André Hamelin, OC, CQ, (born September 5, 1961) is a French-Canadian classical pianist and composer. ...


He also wrote larger scale works including the Piano Concerto in E major, Op. 59, the Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 30, two orchestral suites (Opp. 39, 47), and the Symphony Jeanne d'Arc, Op.19. A piano concerto is a concerto for solo piano and orchestra. ... A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble, customarily orchestra. ... In music, a suite is an organized set of instrumental or orchestral pieces normally performed at a single sitting. ...


He wrote the opera Boabdil, on a historical Spanish theme. It was premiered at the Berlin Court Opera on 21 April 1892, and appeared in Prague and New York the following year. It did not stay in the repertoire, but its ballet music was very popular for a number of years. He wrote a three-act ballet Laurin in 1896. Sword of Boabdil Boabdil (a corruption of the name Abu Abdullah, or, in full, Abu abd Allah Muhammad XII, Arabic: ‎) (1460?–1527) was the last Moorish king of Granada (of the Nasrid dynasty). ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City of a Hundred Spires Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... NY redirects here. ...


His Suite in G minor for 2 violins and piano, Op.71 has been recorded by such duos as Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. Itzhak Perlman Itzhak Perlman (born August 31, 1945 in Jaffa) is an Israeli virtuoso violinist and teacher. ... Image:Zukerman. ...

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Trivia

The Spanish Dance No. 5 (Bolero) is played by a salon trio in a scene from the David Lean film Brief Encounter. Sir David Lean, KBE (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was an English film director and producer, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Doctor Zhivago . ... Brief Encounter (1945) is a British film directed by David Lean starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. ...


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See also

The following is a partial list of compositions by Moritz Moszkowski. ...

Selected discography

  • The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 1 - Moszkowski and Paderewski (Piers Lane)
  • Moritz Moszkowski: Piano Music Vol. 1, 2 & 3 (Seta Tanyel)

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Moritz Moszkowski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (186 words)
Moritz Moszkowski (Breslau, August 23, 1854 - Paris, March 4, 1925) was a Polish composer and pianist.
Although rather obscure today, Moszkowski was well-respected and popular during the late nineteenth century.
He was quite prolific, composing over two hundred pieces.
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