Ignatz Moscheles in London - 1844

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 301:

The mediocre performances were often a source of annoyance and regret to me, and the one remedy, the appointment of a permanent conductor, was unwisely from time to time postponed; now I feel quite relieved. Once more, to my great delight,I heard Mendelssohn's 'A minor Symphony,' with its fine piquant and original instrumentation. His 'Midsummer Night's Dream' music, given at the fifth, was repeated at the sixth concert, when the Court was present; last of all we had the 'Walpurgis Night,' all the more delightful to me as I had studied its beauties in the pianoforte score.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 301. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431445641998 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: London


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

Listening to

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Mendelssohn's A minor Symphony
written by Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream
written by Felix Mendelssohn
Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Philharmonic Concert Season.

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 12 May 2015 16:47:22 +0100