Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - 1851

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 363-364:

Mendelssohn's Finale to the opera of 'Lorelei' is impressive and highly dramatic, every instrument is ennobled, even to the big drum. The general impression was electrical, and even the champions of a new art-system, who hitherto have been pleased to pronounce Mendelssohn and his creations as old-fashioned and out of date, applauded enthusiastically. Should this fragment never be produced on the stage, it will always be a valuable acquisition to the concert-room; it is a gem from Mendelssohn's posthumous treasures.

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 363-364. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432129974051 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


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

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Finale to Lorelei
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time 1851
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 20 May 2015 14:52:54 +0100