Ignatz Moscheles in London - in the beginning of 1832

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 176:

I attended one such mongrel representation, and found in that piece of patchwork, 'The Demon', Meyerbeer's best intentions utterly destroyed; fine scenery and ignorant listeners could alone save this performance from complete failure. Drury Lane, in rivalry with Covent Garden, wanted to produce another version, and having better singers, partially succeeded; still there was no Meyerbeer in it.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 176. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429956520706 accessed: 6 February, 2023

location of experience: London

Listeners

Ignatz Moscheles
Head of Leigzig Conservertoir, Composer, Conducting, Musician […]
1794-1870

Listening to

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Robert le Diable
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Meyerbeer

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:08:40 +0100