Ignatz Moscheles in London - 1827

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 127-128:

We artists gave a dinner and musical entertainment to old Clementi. Cramer and I received him; he was greeted with rounds of applause, and ninety of us sat down with him to dinner. He was placed between Sir G. Smart and myself, and when the cloth was removed we had speeches, toasts, and music. Of course a wish was expressed and rapturously applauded, that Clementi, the father of pianoforte playing, should be heard on this occasion, and thus prove his right to the title. Clementi rose from his chair; Smart, Cramer, and I led him to the instrument. The excitement was great, the whole party …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 127-128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429612644084 accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: London


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

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Improvisation on a theme from Handel performed by Clementi

Experience Information

Date/Time 1827
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:37:24 +0100