Ignatz Moscheles in London - in the beginning of 1835

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 208:

This able conductor [Sir George Smart], succeeded at this first rehearsal in carrying the band through the whole of the work correctly, although of course without that delicacy, light, and shade requisite for so intricate a work, the Andante of which, with its 3-8 and 9-16 time, constituted in itself a considerable difficulty. I followed the performance with the score, and was delighted with the solidity of the entire work, as well as the beauty of its details; still, the too great predominance of Spohrish color and form to some extent quenched my enthusiasm. Nothing but genius and wealth of …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 208. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430214280991 accessed: 7 February, 2023

location of experience: London

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

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Weihe der Töne
written by Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1835
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:44:41 +0100