Ignatz Moscheles in London - between 1830 and 1831

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 167-168:

His legato playing delights me, but his compositions are not at all to my taste; nothing can afford a more glaring contrast than a Field's 'Nocturne' and a Field's manners, which are often of the cynical order. [...] He played to us a good deal in the evening; the delicacy and elegance, as well as the beauty of his touch, are admirable, but he lacks spirit and accent, as well as light and shade, and has no depth of feeling.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 167-168. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429699295745 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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Nocturne
written by Field
performed by Field

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:41:35 +0100