Ignatz Moscheles in Westminster Abbey - in the middle of 1834

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 204:

The distribution of the vocalists forming the grand chorus greatly prejudiced the effect of the music with numbers who were packed closely in the side aisles and niches of the Abbey; in fact, the choral music to a part of the audience sounded as though it were smothered by the orchestra; in other parts of the Abbey the effect was reversed, and the performance as a whole could only be enjoyed in a small part of the vast building.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430144871262 accessed: 12 June, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

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

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music'

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Festival in Westminster Abbey.


Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:27:51 +0100