Ignatz Moscheles in Prague - late 18th Century

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 2:

During her pianoforte lessons, I used to stand, mouth and ears wide open, by the upper C (the extreme limit of the little instrument), watching how my sister worked her way through the little pieces, which she never thoroughly mastered. When by myself I had tried to spell out these same pieces, it seemed to me anything but a difficult matter. My sister's clumsy playing was trying to my temper, and on one occasion I forgot myself so far as to call out, 'Dear me, how stupid! I could do it better myself.'
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426852122334 accessed: 25 October, 2021

location of experience: Prague

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Piano music
written by Cramer
performed by The sister of Ignatz Moscheles

Experience Information

Date/Time late 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:48:42 +0000