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Life of Moscheles
With Selections from his Diaries and Correspondence

Volume 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108077866

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  • Born in Prague, pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles (1794–1870) studied in Vienna and rapidly became a central figure in European musical life. He lived and worked in London for twenty-five years, leaving in 1846 to become principal professor of piano at the Leipzig Conservatoire at the invitation of his great friend Mendelssohn. As a pianist, he was renowned for his incisive technique rooted in the tradition of Clementi, and also much admired for his extempore performances. As a composer his output was mainly for the piano, and his studies are still in use today. First published in 1872–3, this lively biography, compiled from his diaries and letters by his wife Charlotte, records his dealings with and feelings about many great musicians of the nineteenth century. Reissued here is the 1873 English translation by Arthur Duke Coleridge, founder of the Bach Choir. Volume 1 covers the years up to 1836.

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108077866
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 4 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Note
    1. Early recollections
    2. Moscheles' diary
    3. Impressions of Leipzig
    4. Baron Poiféré de Cère
    5. Mälzel's metronome
    6. Visit to Bath
    7. Prague
    8. Hanover
    9. Stormy voyage to Ireland
    10. Tour in Germany
    11. Edinburgh
    12. Moscheles' productions
    13. An accident
    14. Moscheles as an orchestral writer
    15. Concerts in the north of England
    16. Stars of the Italian opera
    17. 'Trial night' of the Philharmonic Society.

  • Author

    Charlotte Moscheles

    Editor and Translator

    Arthur Duke Coleridge

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