Ignatz Moscheles in Dresden - October, 1816

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 22:

The director is called Polledro, the singers Madame Sandrini, Benelli, etc., etc. Their genuine Italian method and extraordinary power of spontaneous vocalization delighted me extremely, but I was so irritated with their constant ritardando at the finish of each melodious phrase, and the halts and draggings of the band, that I was obliged to brood over my bodily ills, and only got through the three acts by great effort. Myself and my pains I should completely have forgotten had I been present at a classical opera, classically performed. The orchestra, of which I had formed such great …   more >>
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 22. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426851277539 accessed: 21 October, 2021

location of experience: Dresden

Listeners

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

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:34:37 +0000