Ignatz Moscheles in Vienna - 1853

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 377:

On walking through one of the back-streets I hear some showy pianoforte playing. 'Oho! Oho! that - that is no amateur, but a professional hand'. I pull the bell, and ask boldly if 'II Professore di Cembalo sia di casa?' 'Si, Signore,' is the answer, and I am soon conducted into a room, where a man of some thirty years of age is playing a Bravura Mazurka by Fumagalli, the beginning of which I had heard below; near the player sits a young Abbé. I make him understand by signs that I am anxious not to interrupt him. When he has finished, I ask, 'Will you give me lessons?' and he …   more >>

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 377. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432374854992 accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


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

Listening to

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Bravura Mazurka
written by Fumagalli
performed by Carlo Fortunati
Carnevale di PiĆ¹
written by Fumagalli
performed by Carlo Fortunati

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 23 May 2015 10:54:15 +0100