Ignatz Moscheles in London - June, 1836

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 226:

We dined early, and immediately afterwards Malibran sat down to the piano, and 'sang for the children', as she used to call it, the Rataplan and some of her father's Spanish songs; for want of a guitar accompaniment she used, while playing, every now and then to mark the rhythm on the board at the back of the keys. After singing with exquisite grace and charm a number of French and Italian romances of her own composition, she was relieved at the piano by Thalberg, who performed all manner of tricks on the instrument, snapping his fingers as an obligato to Viennese songs and waltzes.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 226. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430235732108 accessed: 31 May, 2023

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Spanish songs performed by Maria Malibran
Viennese songs and waltzes performed by Sigismond Thalberg

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1836
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:42:12 +0100