Ignatz Moscheles in Bonn - 1845

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 315-316:

The Grand Mass in D major gave me certainly exquisite, although not quite unalloyed pleasure, for occasionally I could not help feeling that the composition diverges from the genuine church style, and thereby loses that unity of color which I prize so highly in other works of the master. The 'Ninth Symphony,' which followed afterwards, was given almost faultlessly, the soprano part in the choruses not only better than in London, but better than I have ever heard anywhere.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 315-316. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431687041586 accessed: 17 January, 2022

location of experience: Bonn

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Mass in D major
9th Symphony
written by Beethoven, Beethoven

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 15 May 2015 11:50:41 +0100