Ignatz Moscheles in London - 1841

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 281:

When he came forward to play in Hummel's Septet, one was prepared to be staggered, but only heard the well-known piece which he plays with the most perfect execution, storming occasionally like a Titan, but still, in the main, free from extravagance; for the distinguishing mark of Liszt's mind and genius is that he knows perfectly the locality, the audience, and the style of music he brings before that audience, and uses his powers, which are equal to everything, merely as a means of eliciting the most varied kinds of effects.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 281. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431342600655 accessed: 6 February, 2023

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Hummel's Septet
written by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time 1841
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 11 May 2015 12:10:00 +0100