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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

Serenata, Op 15 No 1
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.

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