Ignatz Moscheles in London - 1821

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 34-35:

Those thin, well shaped fingers are best suited for legato playing; they glide along imperceptibly from one key to the other, and whenever possible, avoid octave as well as staccato passages. Cramer sings on the piano in such a manner that he almost transforms a Mozart andante into a vocal piece, but I must resent the liberty he takes in introducing his own and frequently trivial embellishments. [...] His newly composed Sonata in D minor gives me great delight, and our friendly relationship is all the warmer from the sincere admiration I bestow on that work.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 34-35. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427210996332 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

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

Listening to

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A Mozart andante
written by Mozart
performed by Cramer
Cramer's Sonata in D
written by Cramer
performed by Cramer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:29:56 +0000