The pianist and composer Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925) was of Polish descent, but settled in Berlin after studying there and in Dresden. A celebrated virtuoso, he toured extensively as a concert pianist, before eventually retiring to Paris. His catalogue of works include, apart from over two hundred small-scale piano pieces, a symphonic poem, an opera, and a ballet. The Spanish Dances, Op. 12, were his most celebrated works; they have been issued in several arrangements.
Ignacy Paderewski said: "After Chopin, Moszkowski best understands how to write for the piano, and his writing embraces the whole gamut of piano technique."