Johann Wenzel Tomaschek in Prague - at the end of 1816

from Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek, pages 261-262:

In Advent, Hummel came to Prague to give a concert. [...] Hummel's touch was more feminine than virile, and re­minded me for the most part of Wölfel's playing. When I recall that both men, competent artists, were Mozart's pupils, I am tempted to conclude that the master also did not possess a vigor­ous touch. Such a conclusion, however, would stand in direct contradiction to his compositions, which sound quite full­ bodied. - Otherwise Hummel played very nicely, never losing strict tempo, a virtue that is not much practiced in these times. Hummel's compositions adhered to Mozartean forms;…   more >>
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Abram Loft and Johann Wenzel Tomaschek, Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 261-262. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425913098388 accessed: 25 October, 2021

location of experience: Prague

Listeners

Johann Wenzel Tomaschek
Composer, Teacher
1774-1850

Listening to

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Piano music by Hummel
written by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
performed by Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1816
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:58:18 +0000