Glittering Moscheles

Ignaz Moscheles' complete concert studies is beautifully played in this Hyperion recording by pianist, Piers Lane

Composer: Moscheles
Repertoire: Complete Concert Studies
Artists: Piers Lane (piano)
Rating: 4/5
Genre: Instrumental
Label: Hyperion CDA 67394

Ignaz Moscheles was one of the supreme pianist-composers of the first half of the 19th century. If you like your virtuoso piano music to glitter iridescently à la Mendelssohn, then this really is the disc for you. Moscheles may not ruffle the emotional feathers, but he has exquisite musical taste and (rare for a salonesque composer) never over-works his materials. The fabulously gifted Piers Lane makes it all sound rather better than it probably is.