Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - between 1854 and 1855

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 390:

Such a curious Fantasia I heard today. It was a miserably weak commentary on the motto it bore, 'Emotion is only fit for women, man's spirit should strike fire.' Mighty Beethoven! thou couldst make women weep and inspire men, but thy imitators are more diseased in mind than ever deafness made thee! - that Fantasia in three movements, E flat minor, A major, and E flat minor, with twenty-three other keys besides, stormed and whined, and any glimmering of spirit, depth, or poetry, was diluted in the length and monotony, the hopeless want of form and evenness of construction. I don't think the …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 390. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432469050853 accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


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

Listening to

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unknown Fantasia

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Sun, 24 May 2015 13:04:10 +0100