Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925)

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0120091123Donald Macleod investigates just how famous Moszkowski was.|Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Moritz Moszkowski.|Donald investigates just how famous Moszkowski was: in 1925, the pianist Francesco Berger wrote: 'Moszkowski dead! So painful an announcement has not stricken the entire musical world since the deaths of Chopin, Rubinstein, and Liszt'. Despite earning fame as a pianist, Moszkowski also said wittily: 'can play billiards, chess, dominoes and violin'.|Etincelles, Op 36 No 6|Vladimir Horowitz (piano)|RCA 74321 63471 2, CD1 Tr 8|Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op 6|Seta Tanyel (piano)|Helios CDH55142 Tr 9|Ballade in G minor, Op 16 No 1|Tasmin Little (violin)|BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra|Martyn Brabbins (conductor)|Hyperion CDA67389 Tr 4|Serenata, Op 15 No 1|Ignaz Friedman (piano)|Naxos 8.110684 Tr 16|John McCormack (tenor)|Fritz Kreisler (violin)|Untitled Orchestra|Walter B Rogers (conductor)|EMI 764929, CD2 Tr 5|Spanish Dances - Book 1, Op 12|London Symphony Orchestra|Ataulfo Argenta (conductor)|Decca 475 7747, CD1 Trs 8-12|Caprice Espagnole, Op 37|Stephen Hough (piano)|Virgin VC 7 90732-2 Tr 20.
0220091124|Donald Macleod explores Moszkowski's demanding Violin Concerto in C.|Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Moritz Moszkowski.|Despite earning fame as an exceptional virtuoso pianist, Moszkowski also said wittily: 'I can play billiards, chess, dominoes and violin'. Donald examines his Violin Concerto, a full-blooded romantic work that makes great demands of the soloist.|Tarantella, Op 27, No 2|Seta Tanyel (piano)|Collins 14122 Tr 16|Waltz in E, Op 34, No 1|Eileen Joyce (piano)|Testament SBT 1174 Tr 17|Violin Concerto in C, Op 30|Thomas Christian (violin)|Bamberg Symphony Orchestra|Christian Simonis (conductor)|Koch Schwann 3-1367-2 Trs 4-6|Guitarre, Op 45, No 2|Jascha Heifetz (violin)|Arpad Sandor (piano)|EMI 7649292 CD2 Tr 10.
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05 LAST*20091127|Donald Macleod focuses on two of Moskowski's most celebrated piano pieces.|Donald Macleod concludes his exploration of the life and work of Moritz Moszkowski.|He focuses on two of Moszkowski's most celebrated piano pieces - the devilishly difficult Etudes de virtuosite and the nowadays neglected Piano Concerto in E.|Just as the popularity of his music faded quickly, so too did his life end tragically, the composer facing his final days penniless and alone.|Etude de virtuosite, Op 72 No 6 (arr.|Marcel Moyse)|Ornulf Gulbransen (flute)|Johan Oian (piano)|PSC 1806 Tr 19|Grande valse de concert, Op 88|Seta Tanyel (piano)|Helios CHD55142 Tr 8|Piano Concerto in E, Op 59|Piers Lane (piano)|BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra|Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor)|Hyperion CDA66452 Trs 5-7|Etude de virtuosite in A flat minor, Op 72 No 13|Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)|Hyperion CDA67275 Tr 10|Etude de virtuosite, Op 72 No 6|Mikhail Pletnev (piano)|DG 471 157-2.