Ignatz Moscheles in Gewandhaus - between 1854 and 1855

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 389:

It was remarkable in the Gewandhaus yesterday that, after the stormy overtures to the 'Fliegende Holländer,' not a single hand was raised to applaud, not even a single hiss heard. There is a great deal of 'Geist' in the music, but it is of the scorching kind, and to me such masses of instrumentation and such a piling up of diminished sevenths and discords of all kinds, are distracting and joyless. Gluck, no doubt, has his musical demons, and Mozart his hell in 'Don Juan,' but they do not give one a headache; and yet the papers will maintain that, just as Beethoven's latest works were not …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 389. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432467900056 accessed: 8 December, 2021

location of experience: Gewandhaus

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

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The Flying Dutchman
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1854 and 1855
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Sun, 24 May 2015 12:45:00 +0100