Ignatz Moscheles in Covent Garden - at the end of 1834

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 207:

This winter Byron's 'Manfred', with choruses set by Bishop, was given as a novelty in Covent Garden Theatre. There was an immense outlay in scenery and decorations, the music was not much more enjoyable than that of the 'Bravo', by Marliani; a melange made up of the well-worn phrases of Rossini, Pacini, and Mercadante. The beauty of the mise-en-scène would have done equally well, apart from the ear-torture.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430213930770 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Covent Garden

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Choruses from Manfred
written by Bishop

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:38:50 +0100