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(Isaac) Ignaz Moscheles (23 May 1794 – 10 March 1870) was a Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso, whose career was based initially in London, and later at Leipzig, where he succeeded his friend and sometime pupil, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy as head of the Conservatoire.

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Unknown Artist: Portrait of Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870), Leo Baeck Institute, 78.89.