Ignatz Moscheles in London - between 1830 and 1831

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 169:

Had that long-drawn, soul-searching tone lost for a single second its balance, it would have lapsed into a discordant cat's-mew; but it never did so, and Paganini's tone was always his own, and unique of its kind. The thin strings of his instrument, on which alone it was possible to conjure forth those myriads of notes and trills and cadenzas, would have been fatal in the hands of any other violin player, but with him they were indispensable adjuncts, and lastly, his compositions were so ultra original, so completely in harmony with the weird and strange figure of the man, that, if wanting …   more >>

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 169. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429703438525 accessed: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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compositions by Paganini
written by Paganini
performed by Paganini

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 12:50:38 +0100