Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - October, 1840

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 275:

And now a few words about Leipzig. At the Fête in the Gewandhaus, given me by Mendelssohn, there were about three hundred connoisseurs invited, who surrounded the three Härtel pianos, the room was brilliantly lighted, there was a full orchestra and chorus, a hundred and forty strong [...] The orchestra, conducted by Felix, played splendidly; there was not a slip.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 275. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431167357910 accessed: 9 May, 2021

location of experience: Leipzig


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

Listening to

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Hommage a Handel
written by Ignatz Moscheles
performed by Felix Mendelssohn
Leonora Overtures
written by Beethoven
Mendelssohn's 42 Psalm
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Frau Frege
Hebrides Overture
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 09 May 2015 11:29:17 +0100