Ignatz Moscheles in London - December, 1825

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 75:

At Christmas time, a band of wind-instruments plays here generally late in the evening, and they mustered in force at my door; I knew this custom of old, and as I remembered all the tortures I had endured from their falsely harmonized chorales, I ordered the servant to tell them they would certainly get no Christmas-box from me, unless they promised never to return again. Trombone, much wounded, sent back to say, 'Tell your master, if he does not like music, he will not go to heaven.'
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429531606037 accessed: 25 February, 2024

location of experience: London


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

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Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1825
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, outdoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:06:46 +0100