Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - 1848

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 351:

Only the professors and their wives were invited, and everybody was dressed in mourning. After preliminary music, one of the Directors, standing before Mendelssohn's bust, made a speech to the pupils, exhorting them to emulate their great model, the founder of the Institution. The ceremony was very imposing, and we were particularly struck with one of the last songs of Mendelssohn, which Frau Frege gave with exquisite pathos. Joachim led the F minor Quartet admirably, and with the correct conception of the work.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 351. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432021424822 accessed: 30 November, 2022

location of experience: Leipzig

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Mendelssohn's F minor Quartet
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Joseph Joachim
a song by Mendelssohn
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Frau Frege

Experience Information

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

Notes

A commemorative festival at the Conservatoire.


Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 19 May 2015 08:43:44 +0100