Charlotte Moscheles in Exeter Hall - in the beginning of 1843

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 293-294:

There was a strange scene the other evening, when the 'Messiah' was given. Those excellent artists, Clara Novello and Mrs. Shaw, stirred the audience to great enthusiasm; it literally rained encores. Mrs. Shaw seemed willing to comply with the wishes of the audience. Miss Novello the reverse; she withstood all the shouts, clapping of hands, and other noisy demonstrations, and Phillips' song, 'Why do the heathen rage?' seemed well suited to the occasion, and was only half listened to by an audience shouting ' Miss Novello!' 'encore!' It was no good, she declined to repeat her song, and left the…   more >>
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 293-294. accessed: 1 July, 2022

location of experience: Exeter Hall


Listening to

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written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Clara Novello, Mrs. Shaw

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1843
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 12 May 2015 11:18:46 +0100