Moritz Moszkowski

Composer

Birthday August 23, 1854

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Germany

DEATH DATE Mar 4, 1925 (70)

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About

Acclaimed late 19th-century musician and educator who was of the Schumann school. He was appreciated by Polish composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

Before Fame

He was proudly Jewish and never tried to ignore his heritage, even though many Jews at the time did for fear of discrimination.

Trivia

His health was in sharp decline by 1908, and he became a recluse afflicted with poverty. His financial straits were rectified when former students and friends came to his aid.

Family Life

His brother was Berlin's famed writer and satirist Alexander Moszkowski.

Associated With

He received a great deal of support from Franz Liszt, even performing with the composer in 1875 before a Liszt-invited audience.