Ignatz Moscheles in Birmingham - 28 August, 1846

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 325-326:

We had a miscellaneous selection; the chief feature consisting of pieces from Beethoven and Spohr. The orchestral parts of a short recitative, the words of which had been printed in the books for the audience, were not forthcoming; we were all in a difficulty, but Mendelssohn came to the rescue. He quietly betook himself to an adjoining room, and there, while the preceding pieces of the programme were being played, he composed the recitative, scored it, and copied the parts, and these were admirably played, with the ink scarcely dry, at first sight, by the band the public knew nothing of what …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 325-326. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431697049159 accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham


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

Listening to

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music by Beethoven
written by Beethoven
music by Mendelssohn
written by Felix Mendelssohn
music by Spohr
written by Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 August, 1846
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 15 May 2015 14:37:29 +0100