Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - in the beginning of 1847

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 333:

We and the Schuncks had combined to celebrate Mendelssohn's birthday. The proceedings were opened with a capital comic scene between two lady's maids, acted, in the Frankfort dialect, by Cécile and her sister. Then came a charade on the word 'Gewandhaus.' Joachim, adorned with a fantastic wig, à la Paganini, played a hare-brained impromptu on the G string; the syllable 'Wand' was represented by the Pyramus and the wall-scene from the 'Midsummer Night's Dream'; [...] The whole word 'Gewandhaus' was illustrated by a full orchestra, Mendelssohn and my children playing on little …   more >>

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 333. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431941266117 accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


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

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an impromptu on the G string performed by Joseph Joachim
performance of 'unknown music'

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1847
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 18 May 2015 10:27:46 +0100