Ignatz Moscheles in Paris - 1839

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 256-257:

The ad libitum playing, which in the hands of other interpreters of his music degenerates into a constant uncertainty of rhythm, is with him an element of exquisite originality; the hard inartistic modulations, so like those of a dilettante - which I never can manage when playing Chopin's music - cease to shock me, for he glides over them almost imperceptibly with his elfish fingers. His soft playing being a mere breath, he requires no powerful forte to produce the desired contrasts; the consequence is that one never misses the orchestral effects that the German school demands of a …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 256-257. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430822191178 accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Paris


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

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Chopin Preludes
written by Chopin
performed by Chopin
Chopin studies
written by Chopin
performed by Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1839
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 05 May 2015 11:36:31 +0100