Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - in the beginning of 1852

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 369:

On Good Friday the 'St. Matthew Passion' was performed. I am deeply moved by the work [...] Those double choruses, interspersed with majestic chorales, the moment when Peter 'weeps bitterly' at his own treachery, the air in C minor, 'Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen' - in fact, one and all of the numbers - how inadequate our praise must be!
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 369. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432135335926 accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


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

Listening to

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Saint Matthew Passion
written by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 20 May 2015 16:22:16 +0100