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Moscheles, Ignaz

Moscheles, Ignaz (1794-1870), was born at Prague. At the age of fourteen he played one of his own compositions in public, and he rapidly became the best pianoforte-player of his day. Foi nearly twenty years he lived in England, where he was ultimately connected with the Philharmonic Society, but in 1846 became pianoforte professor at the Leipzig Conservatorium. Among his best com. positions were Hommace a Handel (duet for piano), twenty-four etudes, and several concertos and sonatas.