Ignatz Moscheles in London - 16 July, 1836

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 229:

We spent an hour with Malibran, by appointment; we found her at the piano, and Costa standing by her. She sang us a comic song that she had just composed: A sick man weary of life invokes death; but when death, personified by a doctor, knocks at the door, he dismisses him with scorn. She had set this subject so cleverly, and sang the music so humorously, that we could scarcely refrain from laughing; and yet we couldn't endure to lose a single note. After this, she wrote in my album a charming French romance; this she sang to us.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 229. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430305525267 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: London

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

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French song
written by Maria Malibran
performed by Maria Malibran
a comic song
written by Maria Malibran
performed by Maria Malibran

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 July, 1836
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:05:25 +0100