Ignatz Moscheles in London - between 1830 and 1831

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 166:

[The] conductor still sitting at the piano, and turning over the leaves of his score; without a baton of course he has no influence over the band, which is under the sole command of the first violin - a process leading to constant unsteadiness in the performance of large orchestral works. In the programmes the most heterogeneous things are often huddled together, orchestral works alternating with chamber music; then again, we have the first part of Spohr's 'Last Judgment' and a miscellaneous second part by other composers. That doesn't suit a German ear; what would Spohr say to it?
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 166. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429697757278 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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Spohr's Last Judgement
written by Louis Spohr
chamber music
written by Saint-Saens
orchestral works

Experience Information

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


Moscheles' comments on the Philharmonic Concerts.

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:15:57 +0100