Musical Sparks on the Piano

Recently I discovered a delightful piano piece titled Étincelles (Sparks) by the German-Jewish composer  Moritz Moszkowski (1854 – 1925).  The music is light and flashy and a popular encore for pianists.

In this article I present a performance by Vladimir Horowitz from 1984  followed by more recent recordings.

Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow in 1986

Yeoleum Son

Evelyn Chen (2010)

Read more about  Étincelles (Moszkowski) on Wikipedia where you can download public domain scores.

Author: charuzu

I live in Sydney and interests include music, piano playing, technology, cooking, English language, public speaking, Toastmasters, Asian culture (especially Japan and Korea), cinema, personal development, productivity and making friends with people from around the world.

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