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.
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: 13 July, 2020
Listening tohide composers
|performance of 'unknown music'|
|Date/Time||in the middle of 1853|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|