Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm et al. in London - 1837

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 37:

Moscheles stands very high not only as a teacher and composer, but also as a performer. I well remember being at a select music party at his house in London in ’37. Several distinguished pianists were there, one of whom now fills the world with his praise, and has been called the king of the piano forte — himself once Moscheles’s pupil. The Chevalier Neukomm was there, and in the course of the evening, being in conversation with that distinguished man, I asked him the question, "Who is the greatest living pianist?” “I think he is,” replied the Chevalier, …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 37. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm
scholar, Composer, Pianist
Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Piano music performed by Felix Moscheles

Experience Information

Date/Time 1837
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Mason remembers one of Moscheles' musical parties.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:31:20 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:55:11 +0000