Moriz Rosenthal was also one of the more important Liszt pupils, therefore his legacy is of the utmost importance as representative of 19th century style. He was renowned as one of the supreme technicians and, although he began to record only in old age, this can still be heard in his own two Strauss paraphrases recorded here. But it is for his Chopin above all that Rosenthal should be remembered. He studied with the composer's most important student, Karol Mikuli, and Rosenthal's uniquely free lyricism must surely be considered close to the composer's own. This is the first time all Rosenthal's recordings have been transferred to CD. The set includes two recent discoveries issued only in Argentina and Japan as well as a beautiful live performance from his 75th birthday concert.