Ignatz Moscheles in London - 31 March, 1832

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 176:

Ninety-two of us musical men attended the dinner; the ladies occupied the gallery. Barry Cornwall wrote a song in praise of the great musician, and Neukomm introduced into his commemorative ode a number of his old master's most beautiful airs. Field, Bohrer, and I played; we had choruses out of the 'Creation', and the music was worthy of the occasion, but the endless toasts spoilt everything. Not only did we drink to the memory of the 'immortal Haydn', but all musical celebrities, living and dead, absent and present, were toasted; the consequence was that some of the executants' fingers were …   more >>
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/1429956958382 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Choruses from the Creation
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Bohrer, Field
a song by Cornwall
written by Barry Conrwall
airs by Haydn
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Neukomm

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 March, 1832
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

A banquet celebrating the centenary of Haydn's birth.


Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:15:58 +0100