Ignatz Moscheles in London - April, 1828

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 142:

I was present at the dress rehearsal of the ' Barbiere,' she enchanted every one with her Rosina. When the lovely girl appeared on the balcony, she was applauded to the echo, and the magic of her voice and style captivated us in the opening air 'Una voce poco fa.' [...] I can't say which of her characters I consider the most successful, for her vocalization is always enchanting; if I feel the absence of grand dramatic effect, I am more than compensated by the beauty, natural grace, and the combined charm of her voice and person. Her variations on the 'Schweizerbue' are absolutely perfect in…   more >>

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 142. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429619541244 accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: London

Listeners

Ignatz Moscheles
Head of Leigzig Conservertoir, Composer, Conducting, Musician […]
1794-1870

Listening to

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The Barber of Seville
written by Rossini
performed by Sontag
der Schweizerbue
written by Pixis
performed by Sontag

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1828
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:32:21 +0100