Ignatz Moscheles in London - at the end of 1842
from Recent Music and Musicians, page 288:
The work has all the great qualities which one knows and loves in Spohr: beautiful treatment of the subjects, admirable modulation and instrumentation, but there is a want of novelty in the leading ideas, and I should like more episodes and contrasts; so much unity leads to monotony. It may satisfy the harmonist, but there is too much sameness throughout. The orchestra played zealously and 'con amore,' but the work was only moderately applauded.
Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 288. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431362947647 accessed: 7 February, 2023
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a Spohr symphony
written by Louis Spohr
|Date/Time||at the end of 1842|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
A Philharmonic Concert.
Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 11 May 2015 17:49:07 +0100