Moriz Rosenthal was a Polish pianist and composer. He was an outstanding pupil of Franz Liszt and a friend and colleague of some of the greatest musicians of his age, including Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Anton Rubinstein, Hans von Bülow, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet and Isaac Albéniz.
About Moriz Rosenthal
He began studying with Liszt in 1878, but also took up philosophy at the University of Vienna in 1880.
He only recorded three hours of music, but it was legendary among piano aficionados.
His father was a professor at the chief academy in his birthplace of Lemberg, Austria-Hungary, later Lviv, Ukraine.
He became known for his sharp and cutting wit, once saying of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, “Yes, he plays well, I suppose, but he’s no Paderewski.” He had heard of Paderewski’s reputation first before actually seeing the pianist perform.
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- Pupils of Franz Liszt
- Lviv Conservatory alumni
- Polish music educators
- Honorary Members of the Royal Philharmonic Society
- Polish classical pianists
- Jewish classical pianists
- Piano pedagogues
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