Ignatz Moscheles in Vienna - at the end of 1814

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 11:

St. Stephen's tower in a blaze of fire-works at the people's fête in the Augarten was most beautiful [...] The 'Vestalin,' by Spontini; Rossini's ' Mosé,' and 'Jean de Paris,' as well as Handel's oratorio of ' Samson ' were performed before the Princes.... Handel's 'Samson!'... which always strengthens and elevates my soul! The first time I heard it, I was in ecstasies of delight; since then I have heard every rehearsal and every performance of this masterpiece, and always found my self refreshed anew.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426004070679 accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


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

Listening to

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written by Rossini
written by George Frideric Handel
written by Gaspare Spontini

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1814
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:14:30 +0000