Ignatz Moscheles in Venice - in the middle of 1853

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 377:

At sunset we hear from the Palazzo Foscari (now a barrack) the shrill trumpet signals, which grate harshly on our ears, although the canal lies between us; we hear, too, the gondolieri of the neighboring 'Traghetto' singing with their pretty, soft voices their vapid Barcaroles; we are also favored sometimes with a jingle of guitar and piano, with stale, hackneyed 'fioriture,' which I don't like half as well as good fritture.
cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 377. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432291852927 accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Venice


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

Listening to

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Trumpet signals
a Barcarole
performance of 'unknown music'

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1853
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 22 May 2015 11:50:53 +0100