Ignatz Moscheles in Birmingham - September, 1840

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 268:

We heard, first of all, in the theatre, one act of the 'Gazza Ladra,' with Caradori and Lablache, then Mendelssohn's 'G Minor Concerto,' played by himself with wonderful fire and delicacy, and last of all, Lablache, who had joined the party, gave his irresistible comic scene from the 'Prova d'un Opera Seria.' What a musical maw the English must have, to be able to digest such a quantity in one day!

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/1430920461435 accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham


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

Listening to

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La Gazza Ladra
written by Rossini
performed by Caradori, Luigi Lablache
Mendelssohn's G Minor Concerto
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Felix Mendelssohn
Prova d'un Opera Seria
written by Francesco Gnecco
performed by Luigi Lablache

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 14:54:21 +0100