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?
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: 2 June, 2023
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Spohr's Last Judgement
written by Louis Spohr
written by Saint-Saens
|Date/Time||between 1830 and 1831|
|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