Ignatz Moscheles - 1843

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 294:

I feel very strongly Berlioz's want of melody, rhythm, phrasing, and contrapuntal proportions. I have heard his overtures 'Francs Juges' and 'Benvenuto Cellini' performed with full orchestra, but his effective instrumentation could not compensate, in my judgment, for the loss of the qualities I have referred to, especially in passages where he attempts to be melodious and poetical, but lapses into prose.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 294. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431426413572 accessed: 9 May, 2021

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

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Benvenuto Cellini overture
written by Berlioz
the overture to Francs Juges
written by Berlioz

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 12 May 2015 11:26:53 +0100