Ignatz Moscheles in London - 1843

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 295:

He is still young in the art, but his powers as an executant are marvellous; he has an exquisitely delicate touch, and performs astonishing 'tours de force' with his left hand; but alas! his playing is restricted to twelve pieces, which he has toiled at incessantly. He has no style, and cannot read music, as our little girl discovered. You shall hear the story: he was trying over with me some 'Scale pieces,' and played the 'Pupil's part,' but was so often at fault with the time, that Clara ran up to her mamma, calling out (luckily in English, which Dreyschock probably did not understand), …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 295. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431427793531 accessed: 6 February, 2023

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

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piano music performed by Alexander Dreyschock

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 12 May 2015 11:49:53 +0100