Ignatz Moscheles in Vienna - December, 1844

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 307-308:

My patience has been sorely tried at a performance of Mendelssohn's 'Lobgesang.' You may imagine how I delighted in hearing that music - I, a fervid worshipper of Mendelssohn - while the public sat listening in stolid indifference; no clapping of hands disturbed my ecstasies. The Chorale, and song, 'Watchman, will the night soon pass?' moved me even to tears. Herr Hoschek, a music-master, came up to me and said, 'Isn't this music very artificially strung together?' My sensations were those of a man pitched head foremost out of a balloon, but I smothered my anger, and said, 'That's as people…   more >>

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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 307-308. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431508066369 accessed: 5 December, 2022

location of experience: Vienna


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

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written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 13 May 2015 10:07:46 +0100