Ignatz Moscheles in Italy - 15 July, 1853

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 376:

The constant rain disappointed us yesterday of our intended walk, so we allowed ourselves to be enticed to a 'Zither' and vocal concert, that was said to be national, and was not enough so for our taste. The costume was Tyrolese, the zithers also; but the worm of modern music had gnawed its way into the healthy Tyrolese fruit. We had to endure in the first part some pieces of 'Martha,' all kinds of waltzes, and a 'Strapazier Polka;' we ran off before the second part began.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 376. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432290944431 accessed: 8 December, 2021

location of experience: Italy

Listeners

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

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waltzes

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1853
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 22 May 2015 11:35:44 +0100