Ignatz Moscheles in Berlin - 10 January, 1845

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 311:

I got to Berlin in time for Meyerbeer's opera, 'The Camp of Silesia.' The magnificence of this opera-house defies all description; the house, the piquant music, costumes, dancing, decorations, completely took away my breath. Jenny Lind has fairly enchanted me; she is unique in her way, and her song with two concertante flutes is perhaps the most incredible feat in the way of bravura singing that can possibly be heard;
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 311. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431521503476 accessed: 7 May, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

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

Listening to

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The Camp of Silesia
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Jenny Lind

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 January, 1845
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 13 May 2015 13:51:43 +0100