Ignatz Moscheles in London - 22 June, 1829

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 153:

One of the choicest entertainments this season was the dramatised representation of Handel's 'Acis and Galatea', performed at Bochsa's conceit; the music allotted to the chief characters was admirably sung by Miss Paton and Braham; Zuccheli, with a gigantic eye in the middle of his forehead, was a very good Polyphemus. [...] What else had we? Next in order after Handel's music, the Grave-scene from 'Romeo and Giulietta,' exquisitely sung in Italian, by Sontag and Malibran, and for a finale, that German trifle the 'Pastoral Symphony'.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 153. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429622450340 accessed: 12 August, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Acis and Galatea
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by John Braham, Miss Paton, Zuccheli
Pastoral Symphony
written by Beethoven
Romeo and Giulietta performed by Sontag, Maria Malibran

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 June, 1829
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:20:50 +0100