Ignatz Moscheles - 1852
from Recent Music and Musicians, page 372:
It seems to me as if Beethoven had wished to represent himself in this work as sitting down unprepared, and perhaps in a very bad humor, to the instrument, and then roving about without a plan in the kingdom of his fancies. I myself occasionally heard him play in such a fashion, and whenever I hear this Fantasia such moments involuntarily recur to my mind.
Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 372. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432289841006 accessed: 5 July, 2022
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Fantasia, op. 77
written by Beethoven
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