Ignatz Moscheles in Westminster Abbey - in the middle of 1834
from Recent Music and Musicians, page 204:
The distribution of the vocalists forming the grand chorus greatly prejudiced the effect of the music with numbers who were packed closely in the side aisles and niches of the Abbey; in fact, the choral music to a part of the audience sounded as though it were smothered by the orchestra; in other parts of the Abbey the effect was reversed, and the performance as a whole could only be enjoyed in a small part of the vast building.
Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430144871262 accessed: 2 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|performance of 'unknown music'|
|Date/Time||in the middle of 1834|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Festival in Westminster Abbey.
Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:27:51 +0100