Ignatz Moscheles in London - 1827

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 128:

During this season 'Oberon' was frequently given at Covent Garden, and also Mozart's 'Seraglio' not, however, the pure unadulterated Mozart music, such as we Germans know, but with whole numbers cut out, and other popular English melodies substituted. A fearful desecration! The culprit who has this Pasticcio on his conscience is Kramer, of Brighton, director of the King's band. As a compensation for this musical outrage, we had some rich and often amazingly beautiful scenic effects.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429612932444 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
Sergalio
written by Mozart

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 11:42:12 +0100