Ignatz Moscheles in London - 1832

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 174:

F. Cramer, Lindley, and Dragonetti, radiant with complacent smiles and triumphant airs. Lindley, with his inevitable Cadenza, seems to lead up to a happy close, but it is only to return to his everlasting arpeggios and flageolet tones. It reminds me of the fly which will come back to the sugar on the plate. And yet this has its charms for a certain class of subscribers. No wonder they don't venture on Beethoven's last quartets.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 174. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429956071389 accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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Airs performed by Dragonetti, F. Cramer, Lindley

Experience Information

Date/Time 1832
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


This excerpt from Moscheles' diary refers to the Philharmonic Society.

Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:01:11 +0100