Music: Pupil of Liszt

In the days of Strauss waltzes and the musical "grand manner." every aspiring pianist wanted to be apprenticed to the grey-maned old thunderer, Franz Liszt.

Not all of them made it ; one who did was a Polish boy prodigy named Moriz Rosenthal. At nine, he walked more than 400 miles from his native Lemberg to Vienna to study piano. At 14, he was made court pianist by Rumania's Prince Carol I. He became Liszt's star pupil, and practiced six hours a day to master the nuances of technique, played command performances all over...

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