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