18 October 1832


Berlin: Königliches Opernhaus


Sonata No.7 in C minor for Piano and Violin (Op.30, No.2)Messrs. Mendelssohn, RiesBeethoven
TrioMr. MoschelesMoscheles
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Mendelssohn, Moscheles, Ries


Charlotte: On the following day, the last that Moscheles spent in Berlin, there was a matinée at Mendelssohn’s. Felix played, with the violinist Ries, Beethoven’s C minor Sonata, and Moscheles his Trio, the scherzo of which he was obliged to repeat. At dinner, the whole family begged him to play once more at the Opera House, and Felix jumped up from table to ask Redern if a concert could be arranged by Sunday. The answer was that it could not be done before Wednesday, and this confirmed Moscheles in his resolve to leave Berlin immediately, but not before he got from Felix a promise, with reference to an expected event, that he would come to London and be sponsor to a child, which, if a boy, was to bear the name of Felix”. On arriving at Leipzig, Moscheles found two hundred. [RMM, 183.]