Ignatz Moscheles in Vienna - in the middle of 1853

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 378:

Fortunati comes, occasionally as a hearer, sometimes, too, as a player. When he brought the overture to Verdi's 'Nabucco' arranged as a pianoforte duet, to try it over with Serena, she lost all patience with his inability to keep time, while at every claptrap rhythm he exclaimed exultingly, 'Oh che bella sinfonia!'
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 378. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432375535221 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

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

Listening to

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the overture to Nabucco
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Carlo Fortunati, Serena Moscheles

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 23 May 2015 11:05:35 +0100