Ignatz Moscheles in Weimar - between 1856 and 1860

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 396:

Liszt sat down to the piano, and I heard, to my no small astonishment, my old Op. 42, Variations on the pretty Austrian melody which I had consigned to oblivion for the last forty years. He played them by heart, and introduced startling effects. He then gave us his own organ Fantasia on the letters B-a-c-h, a piece full of extraordinary combinations, and stupendously played.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 396. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432546110710 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Weimar


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

Listening to

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Moscheles' Variations
written by Ignatz Moscheles
performed by Franz Liszt
a Liszt Fantasia
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1856 and 1860
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 25 May 2015 10:28:30 +0100