Ignatz Moscheles in London - 11 April, 1826

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 81-82:

On the 11th of April I was present at the dress rehearsal of 'Oberon' at Covent Garden; people attended it like a regular performance; the costumes, scenery, and the stage moon introduced with the air 'Ocean, thou mighty Monster,' were admirable. This air, which was written expressly for Miss Paton by Weber while in London, made a grand effect, and so did the scena written for Braham. Both singers were allowed an opportunity of displaying their fine voices, and producing certain striking effects, which told powerfully on the audience.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 81-82. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429535227953 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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Oberon
written by Carl Maria von Weber
performed by John Braham, Miss Paton

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 April, 1826
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:07:08 +0100