Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - 1849

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 354:

Ernst gave a Matinée which, I grieve to say, was poorly attended. He looks wretchedly ill, but played with great energy and passionate feeling. We had a novelty in F. Hiller's Symphony in E major, with the motto: 'Es muss doch Frähling werden,' a work in grand style, with excellent points in it. I recognize in all Hiller's music a composer aiming at what is true and beautiful. Liszt played part of a concerto by Henselt, and his Don Juan Fantasia, with all his gigantic power. The tossing about of his hands, which he seems to think a mark of inspiration, I still regard as an …   more >>

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 354. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432024843245 accessed: 7 July, 2022

location of experience: Leipzig


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

Listening to

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Don Juan Fantasia
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Franz Liszt
F. Hiller's Symphony in E major
written by Hiller
concerto by Henselt
written by Henselt
performed by Franz Liszt
performance of 'unknown music' performed by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

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 09:40:43 +0100