Ignatz Moscheles in Leipzig - between 1854 and 1855

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 390:

In compliance with the wish of several members of the orchestra, it was proposed to give a posthumous work by Mendelssohn, the 'Reformation Symphony.' Felix himself was dissatisfied with this composition, and did not wish to publish it; his brother, whom we consulted about the performance, left the question to be decided by Rietz, David, Hauptmann, and myself. We tried it at a rehearsal. In spite of many beauties which the work contains, we resolved not to give it, as the whole symphony does not stand on the same high level with Mendelssohn's other compositions, and we were afraid that the …   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 390. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432478739657 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


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

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the Reformation Symphony
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1854 and 1855
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private

Originally submitted by mallen on Sun, 24 May 2015 15:45:39 +0100