Ignaz Moscheles in Paris - in the middle of 1839

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 259:

when deafened by such a mass of horns, bassoons, and ophicleides that they drown the rest of the orchestra, and make a buzzing in my ears, much as I honor and respect Meyerbeer's great talent. The chorus was much too weak to struggle against these orchestral masses. The scenery, even including that of the nuns, fell short of my expectations. Mario and Dorus Gras were admirable; the rest only second-rate.
cite as

Ignaz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 259. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430903948301 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Ignaz Moscheles
Conducting, Musician, Head of Leigzig Conservertoir, Composer […]
1794-1870

Listening to

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Robert le Diable
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Mario and Dorus Gras

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1839
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 06 May 2015 10:19:08 +0100