Ignatz Moscheles in Vienna - 11 April, 1814

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 8-9:

At a matinée in the ‘Römischen Kaiser,’ I heard a new trio by Beethoven. It was no less than the Trio in B flat, and Beethoven himself played the pianoforte part. In how many compositions do we find the little word 'new' wrongly placed! But never in Beethoven's compositions; least of all in this work, which is full of originality. His playing, apart from the spirit prevailing in it, satisfied me less, for it lacks clearness and precision; still I observed several traces of the grand style of playing which I had long since recognized in his compositions.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 8-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426002748374 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Trio
written by Beethoven
performed by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 April, 1814
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:52:28 +0000