Ignatz Moscheles in Dresden - October, 1852

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 371:

I was often surprised both by the peculiarities of the composer's genius and his original instrumentation; on the whole, however, I still feel as I did after hearing 'Lohengrin.' There are too many recitatives, too much that is fragmentary, in fact monotony, the result is shapelessness. In saying this I bear in mind passages full of genius and surprising effects; but heart and soul are not warmed by being so overloaded with passionate music.

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 371. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432288594537 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: Dresden

Listeners

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

Listening to

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'Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg'
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 22 May 2015 10:56:34 +0100