Ignatz Moscheles in Birmingham - September, 1840

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 268:

The second part of the performance was devoted to Mendelssohn; he was heartily received with ringing cheers, but seemed all anxiety to make his bow to the public, and get the thing over. Of course this was sheer modesty. His conducting of the band in this performance of the 'Lobgesang' effected a marvellous unity and precision, and one of the chorales of this glorious work told so powerfully that the whole audience rose involuntarily from their seats - a custom usually confined in England to the performance of the Hallelujah Chorus. At three o'clock in the afternoon, when the hall was emptied,…   more >>
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 268. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430920230037 accessed: 28 January, 2022

location of experience: Birmingham

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Lobgesang
written by Felix Mendelssohn
Organ music
written by George Frideric Handel, William Crotch
performed by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 06 May 2015 14:50:30 +0100