Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - 1849

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 353:

Felix, when in London, had played me the whole of the music of 'Athalie,' trumpeting - 'tuting,' as he called it - every wind-instrument, especially in the 'March of the Priests,' so that I well remembered the most startling modulations. Even then the work pleased me; now, after attending the performance and rehearsals, I glory in it. In certain passages I was deeply affected, what must he have felt when he wrote it?
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 353. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432023540671 accessed: 1 December, 2022

location of experience: Leipzig

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

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Athalie
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time 1849
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 19 May 2015 09:19:00 +0100