Moritz Moszkowski was born in Breslau, Prussia, August 23, 1854.
He studied at the Dresden conservatory, and completed his musical education at the Stern and Kullak Conservatory, Berlin.
His pianoforte solos and duets proved very popular. His more important works include: “Boabdil der Maurenkonig” (1892); incidental music to Grabbe’s “Don Juan und Faust” (1896); “Jeanne d’Arc”, a symphonic poem.
His “Spanish Dances” greatly extended his reputation.