Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925) is almost unknown today except to hard core piano students but he was once hailed by Paderewski as being as important a composer for the piano as Chopin.
Check out the recording of his Etude Op.92 No.2 as played by Alain Raes.
Or check out his piece La Jongleuse (the juggler). Moszkowski was known for his wit and humor and much of his music reflects that all too rare quality.
Vladimir Horowitz often included a Moszkowski piece as an encore.
Moszkowski influence can be heard on Holy Fright, a track from my upcoming album Quintessence.
I am pleased to announce the release of a new CD, Simplicity. Simplicity is an eclectic collection of musical ideas, with a new piece written and recorded very week or two over a six month period in the first half of 2013. I did not record the pieces that make up Simplicity with the intent of making a new album, and didn’t impose any criteria on this burst of creativity. But at the end of six months, there is was, a cozy patchwork quilt of musical interests that became this latest release, Simplicity.