Ignatz Moscheles - 1841

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 283-284:

We saw Rachel in 'Les Horaces.' How noble, how grand is her declamation, appearance, and movement; she inspired me with awe, and in writing about her genius, I feel the insignificance of my praise. What I most admired in her was her power of rising gradually to a climax, an element in any art production, and yet so seldom met with. As she stands leaning against a pillar, motionless as a statue, one has time to admire her classical profile, and the no less classically arranged folds of her drapery; during the story of the battle she becomes a living being, her features betraying every shade of …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 283-284. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431355805851 accessed: 6 February, 2023

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

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Les Horaces
written by Antonio Salieri
performed by Rachel

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 11 May 2015 15:50:05 +0100