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MORIZ ROSENTHAL - PIANIST

Autographed sepia postcard photograph of the Polish/Austrian pianist in pencil.

Rosenthal (1862-1946) was born in what is now Lviv Ukraine, then part of the Austrian Empire and later, Poland.† He studied with Karol Mikuli, Chopinís pupil, Rafael Joseffy and later with Franz Liszt.† A philosophy major in the 1884 class of the University of Vienna, he embarked on a sensational career as a concert pianist.† A technician, known for both his elegance and pianist athleticism, he dazzled audiences for decades in the concert platforms and recital halls of the World.† He made 40 sides, but after he was 60 years of age and there is video on YouTube of the master in action.† Rosenthal was considered one of the benchmarks in Chopin performance and was haled for his performances of the German Romantics.† He also composed a number of works for the piano, some of which he recorded.† On the side, Rosenthal was a chess master and would frequently challenge his pupils to games; two of which were Robert Goldsand and Charles Rosen.

Phone: 212-860-5541† *† Fax: 917-677-8247