Charlotte Moscheles in Birmingham - 26 August, 1846

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 325:

Yes, Mendelssohn's triumph at yesterday's performance was something quite unparalleled and unheard of. I think eleven numbers had to be repeated, and that too amid a storm of applause and clapping of hands, demonstrations usually forbidden; but on this occasion all attempt at restraint was hopeless, the noisy scene reminded me of the pit in a theatre. Staudigl was a magnificent Elijah, Philip, the bass singer, admirable, and Mendelssohn was particularly pleased with the singing of the two Misses Williams.

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 325. accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham


Listening to

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written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Josef Staudigl, Philip, the Misses Phillips

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 August, 1846
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 15 May 2015 14:37:02 +0100