Ignatz Moscheles in London - between 1830 and 1831

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 170-171:

My mind is peculiarly vacillating about this artist. First of all, nothing could exceed my surprise and admiration; his constant and venturesome flights, his newly discovered source of flageolet tones, his gift of fusing and beautifying subjects of the most heterogeneous kind; all these phases of genius so completely bewildered my musical perceptions, that for several days afterwards my head seemed on fire and my brain reeled. I never wearied of the intense expression, soft and melting like that of an Italian singer, which he could draw from his violin, and dazzled as I was, I could not …   more >>

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 170-171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429703659582 accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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Sonate Militaire
written by Paganini
performed by Paganini
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


Moscheles' comments emerge following his attendance at a sixth concert given by Paganini.

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:54:19 +0100