Ignatz Moscheles in London - 1821

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 36-37:

It was a fortunate thing for me [...] to have to listen to the 'Turco in Italia,' with its light, shallow music, for I could give myself up to entire enjoyment in the excellent singing of a Camporese, an Ambrogetti, and feast my eyes, as I sat in the pit, on the brilliant company in the boxes. This galaxy of charming and beautiful women, with their elegant toilettes and jewels, and the house brilliantly illuminated, formed a splendid scene.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 36-37. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427476384979 accessed: 26 October, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Turco in Italia performed by Ambrogetti, Camporese

Experience Information

Date/Time 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:13:05 +0000