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Ignaz Moscheles

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Anticipations of Scotland, op.75 (1)
Cello Sonata in E major, op.121 (1)
Charakterische Studien, op.95 (selection) (1)
Charakterische Studien, op.95 (1)
Concertante in F major for flute, oboe and orchestra (1)
Concertino in G minor for oboe and orchestra (1)
Divertimento a la Savoyarde in A major, op.78 (1)
Divertissements (4) for flute and piano, op.82b (1)
Etudes (2), op.98 (1)
Etudes (2), op.105 (1)
Fantasia in C major (1)
Fantasia in D major, op.57 (1)
Fantasia in E flat major, op.13 (1)
Fantasia on 'Potem Mitzwo!' (1)
Grades Etudes de concert (4), op.111 (1)
Grand Septuor, op.88 (1)
Grand Sextuor, op.35 (1)
Grande Etude de concert op.126 (1)
Grande Sonate concertante, op.34 (1)
Grande Sonate concertante in A major, op.44 (1)
Grande Sonate in E flat major, op.47 (1)
Hommage a Weber: Grand Duo, op.103 (1)
Introduction et Rondeau Ecossais, op.63 (1)
Melodisch-Contrapunktische Studien, op.137 (1)
Melodisch-Contrapunktische Studien, with a 2nd piano concertante, op.137b (1)
Piano Concerto no.1 in F major, op.45 (1)
Piano Concerto no.2 in E flat major, op.56 (1)
Piano Concerto no.3 in G minor, op.58 (1)
Piano Concerto no.4 in E major, op.64 (1)
Piano Concerto no.5 in C major, op.87 (1)
Piano Concerto no.6 in B flat major, op.90 'Fantastique' (1)
Piano Concerto no.7 in C minor, op.93 'Pathetique' (1)
Piano Sonata no.1 in G major, op.4 (1)
Piano Sonata no.2 in D major, op.22 (1)
Recollections of Ireland, op.69 (1)
Sonate Concertante in G major, op.79 (1)
Studies (5) in melodic counterpoint, op.137a (J S Bach Well-tempered Clavier preludes) (2)
Studies (24), op.70 (selection) (1)
Theme varie du Feuillet d'Album de Rossini (1)
Variation on Diabelli's waltz (3)
Variations Concertantes (6) in D minor, op.21 (1)
Variations and Finale (1)
Variations on a Russian Theme, op.23 (1)

(Isaac) Ignaz Moscheles (23 May 1794 – 10 March 1870) was a Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso, whose career after his early years was based initially in London, and later at Leipzig, where he succeeded his friend and sometime pupil Felix Mendelssohn as head of the Conservatoire.

Among his 142 opus numbers, Moscheles wrote a number of symphonic works. Apart from an overture and a symphony, all are scored for piano and orchestra: eight piano concertos (of which the last has only come down to us in fragmentary form, no orchestral parts having survived) and sets of variations and fantasias on folk songs. The main theme of the finale of his fourth piano concerto is based on the tune "The British Grenadiers".

Moscheles also left several chamber works (including a piano trio that has been recorded), and a large number of works for piano solo, including sonatas and the études that continued to be studied by advanced students even as Moscheles's music fell into eclipse. There are also some song settings.

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Recent Moscheles releases

The Diabelli Project
The Diabelli Project


(Deutsche Grammophon)

Virtuoso Piano Etudes
Virtuoso Piano Etudes


(Brilliant Classics)

Classical Vienna: Music for Guitar & Piano
Classical Vienna: Music for Guitar & Piano


(Resonus Classics)

Hummel, Moscheles, Ries - Cello Sonatas
Hummel, Moscheles, Ries - Cello Sonatas


(Brilliant Classics)