Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - 1848

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 350-351:

Formes as 'Leporello' the other night was very humorous and powerful, but I was annoyed at his exclaiming in the churchyard scene, 'This sounds like trombones.' The public liked it,but the public, when applauding that kind of thing, is like a will-o'-the-wisp - it leads artists astray. Rietz took several of the 'Tempi' too slowly, which surprised me in a modern Kapellmeister.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 350-351. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431954113520 accessed: 1 December, 2022

location of experience: Leipzig

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Don Giovanni
written by Mozart
performed by Formes

Experience Information

Date/Time 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 18 May 2015 14:01:53 +0100