Ignatz Moscheles in Weimar - May, 1851

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 365:

Liszt directed the admirably trained orchestra; the singers were excellent. From the very first note of the Introduction, with its high violin passages and gradation effects, the instrumentation seemed to me to be strikingly original, in fact rather too original in its Harshness. There is much dramatic life in this music, but I do not like the predominance of recitatives; I should prefer more rhythmical melodious phrases or movements in the ordinary form. Wagner's treatment frequently wearied me, from being too monotonous and too overloaded; for one leading theme well worked out, for one well …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 365. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432131017884 accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Weimar


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

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written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 20 May 2015 15:10:17 +0100