Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - the 1860's

from Musings & memories of a musician, pages 21-22:

My lessons with Moscheles proved highly interesting and profitable, and sometimes amusing as well... Chopin and Schumann were the most advanced composers he admitted for study in his lessons, and I remember well, playing once a phrase of Beethoven's in a some-what rubato style, his gently chiding me and innocently saying, "My dear sir, you may do that with Schumann or Chopin, but not when you play Beethoven or me"

 

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 21-22. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452633925920 accessed: 7 December, 2022

location of experience: Leipzig

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:25:26 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:46:44 +0000