11 October 1840


Leipzig: Ferdinand David’s Residence


Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles 
Violin Concerto in D majorMr. David; Piano Accomp.: Mr. MendelssohnDavid
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. David, Mendelssohn, Moscheles


Moscheles: At 2.30 we dined at David’s, where we met Cecile’s sister, Madame Schunck, and her husband; she is a bright, clever woman. Madame David too was a new and very agreeable acquaintance; her manners are very refined. David played us after dinner his new violin Concerto in D major, which is certain to create a general sensation; Mendelssohn accompanied, then I had to extemporize, and I hope tolerably well. [RMM, 271-272]