Ignatz Moscheles in London - in the beginning of 1840

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 264:

At one of the Philharmonic Concerts, he played three of my 'Studies' quite admirably. Faultless in the way of execution, but by his powers he has completely metamorphosed these pieces; they have become more his Studies than mine. With all that they please me, and I shouldn't like to hear them played in any other way by him. The Paganini Studies, too, were uncommonly interesting to me. He does anything he chooses, and does it admirably, and those hands raised aloft in the air come down but seldom, wonderfully seldom, upon a wrong key.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 264. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430917424750 accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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Moscheles' studies
written by Ignatz Moscheles
performed by Franz Liszt
The Paganini Studies
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1840
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 06 May 2015 14:03:44 +0100