Ignatz Moscheles in Dresden - between 1866 and 1870

from Recent Music and Musicians, page 416:

I find more unity in this opera than in Wagner's earlier works for the stage, although the composer's views of the relation between orchestra and singers are here, as everywhere in his music, peculiar - the singers with long declamatory recitatives, and often 'parlando,' have to struggle, as best they can, with overwrought orchestral modulations and effects. I thought I caught some echoes of 'Don Juan,' in that scene where Leporello in a minuet rhythm invites the 'maschere' to the ball.

cite as

Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 416. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432554740755 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Dresden


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

Listening to

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The Mastersingers
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1866 and 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 25 May 2015 12:52:20 +0100