Ignatz Moscheles in Vienna - in the middle of 1853

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 378:

Yesterday there was a 'Serenata per Canale.' A great wooden vessel, gayly decked with red and white cloth, and illuminated with two pyramids festooned with lamps, floats down the canal when night begins to set in; it is large enough to receive a complete orchestra, two grand pianos, and solo performers; there is singing and flute, fiddle and pianoforte playing, but all in the commonest Italian hum drum style, nothing for the musically-cultivated ear, everything for the beauty-loving eye.

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/1432375899241 accessed: 7 April, 2020

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

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

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Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 23 May 2015 11:11:39 +0100