Ignatz Moscheles in London - 6 June, 1821

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 38:

At the ancient concert (in the Hanover Square Rooms), Handel's 'Messiah' was given in all its grandeur and simple majesty. The organ accompaniments were supplemented in the full passages by wind instruments. The chief soloists were Mrs. Salmon, Miss Stephens, and Mr. Vaughan. It seemed strange to me that, instead of boys, elderly men sang the contralto part with the head voice. The famous Hallelujah Chorus was given in very slow time. The obligato trumpet parts attracted my attention.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427478813217 accessed: 7 February, 2023

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Messiah
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Miss Stephens, Mr. Vaughan, Mrs. Salmon

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 June, 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:53:33 +0000