Ignatz Moscheles in London - 1849

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 356:

Madame Viardot is not only an admirable Fides, but she has, as the French say, 'créé le rôle;' she is Kapellmeister, Régisseur, in one word, the soul of the opera, which owes one-half of its success to her. There are fine things in the work, but after one hearing it does not appear to me to come up to the 'Huguenots.' Besides, one listens at times with only one ear; in the awful church scene, in which Viardot is inimitable, the situation is absolutely absorbing. The skating scene made us envious, sitting as ws were in oppressive heat.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 356. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432028314898 accessed: 6 February, 2023

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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the Prophet
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Madame Viardot

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 10:38:34 +0100