Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - 1850

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 361:

Spohr is still complete master of his violin, and conducted his 'Seasons' with great precision. The invention in this work is weak, but the treatment and instrumentation are as artistic as ever. The 'Coming of Spring' has a lovely melody, but art and counterpoint outweigh the poetic vein. The music drags on slowly like a cart through deep sand, one wheel creaking and groaning; the 'Autumn' has its share of brightness, and the Rheinlied is cleverly interwoven in the movement. The contrapuntal links of the different subjects interest the thoughtful artist, but fail to elevate him.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 361. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432128311434 accessed: 27 November, 2022

location of experience: Leipzig

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

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Spohr's Seasons
written by Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time 1850
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 20 May 2015 14:25:11 +0100