Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - in the middle of 1851

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 365-366:

Today at the rehearsal of the Pupils' Concert I would have my way. 'Studies' by Chopin and Thalberg for two pianos were to be played by two pupils at once; I opposed this, and successfully. No, the piano is not an orchestral instrument like the violin; mere strictness in keeping time is not enough, and above all it will not do for Chopin's music; all its poetry would be lost if played on two pianos unisono.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 365-366. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432131352636 accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


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

Listening to

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Piano studies by Chopin
written by Chopin
performed by Moscheles' pupils
Piano studies by Thalberg
written by Sigismond Thalberg
performed by Moscheles' pupils

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 20 May 2015 15:15:52 +0100