Ignatz Moscheles in London - 18 May, 1826

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 82-83:

On the 18th of May, we both assisted Braham in quite an original fashion: it was his annual benefit (at Covent Garden Theatre), and he, the most popular of English singers, used always on this occasion to please the 'gods' by singing sailors' songs, so we had to endure a similar state of things tonight. Madame Vestris, the popular singer, who appeared in the operetta 'The Slave,' found willing listeners among the occupants of the galleries, who ruled the house, and were delighted with such nursery ditties as 'Goosie Goosie Gander.' [...] So far so well, but Braham had calculated without his…   more >>

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 82-83. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429535538810 accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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Ballads and Songs
Goosie Goosie Gander performed by Madame Vestris
Overture to the Ruler of the Spirits
written by Carl Maria von Weber
sailors' songs performed by John Braham
vocal music performed by Miss Paton

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 May, 1826
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:12:18 +0100