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Ignaz Moscheles

(1794—1870) pianist and composer


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(b Prague, 1794; d Leipzig, 1870).

Ger.‐Bohemian pianist, composer, and teacher. Made pf. score of Fidelio, 1814, under Beethoven's supervision. After success of his Variations, Op.32, in 1815 he toured Europe for 10 years, visiting London 1821 and 1823. Gave pf. lessons to Mendelssohn 1824. Settled in London 1826. Cond. f. (private) London p. of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, 1832; and 9th Sym. 1837 and 1838 at Philharmonic Soc. Founded series of chamber concerts and played Bach and Scarlatti on hpd. Prof. of pf. at new Leipzig Cons. 1846–70. Comp. 8 pf. concs. (1819–38) and numerous other works. Trans. Schindler's biography of Beethoven into Eng., 1841.

Subjects: Music.


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