Ignatz Moscheles in London - between 1830 and 1831

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 163:

What musical follies are daily perpetrated, for one shilling a head, in the Egyptian Hall! Michael Boai, a German, who hits his chin with his fists, producing thereby sounds in which a tune is discernible and variations thereon, and an Englishman who pretends he can produce two tones at once by humming like a clarionet and muttering a bass tone simultaneously. What rubbish all this! Equally ineffective is a band of Russian horn music, each member having a reed-pipe capable of producing but one note, which, in the performance of pieces, he brought in with unerring precision.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 163. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429696492190 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Russian horn music
vocal music
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Michael Boai
vocal music

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1830 and 1831
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:54:52 +0100