26 October 1832

Grand Dinner Party

Weimar: Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Residence

Programm

Free Piano FantasiaMessrs. Hummel, Moscheles
Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Hummel, Moscheles

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 Moscheles: October 26th.—Dined at Hummel’s. We extemporized on the pianoforte, and delighted our audience. Hummel, however, I felt, was no Felix. [RMM, 184]

Review

The Harmonicon, vol. 10 (November 1832): 281.

MR. MOSCHELES’ RECENT TOUR.

To the EDITOR of the HARMONICON.

SIR,                                                                                                                      Nov. 22, 1832.

…Hummel subsequently gave a grand dinner party, at which many of the principal nobility and the most distinguished artists were present. On this occasion Moscheles and Hummel played extemporaneously on one piano-forte, and the applause they received was correspondent to the extraordinary talents of two such artists.

I am, Sir, yours, &c. C. F. W

25 October 1832

Concert

Weimar: Court of Saxe Weimar

Programme

Free Piano FantasiaMr. Moscheles
Principal Instrumentalists: Mr. Moscheles
Conductor: Mr. Johann Nepomuk Hummel

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Moscheles: …Die Damen des Hofes in der Goethe’schen Gesellschaft meinten: „Die Hoheit werde mir den Sonntag zu einem Concert frei machen, sie sei mir sehr huldvoll gesinnt.“ Der Grossherzog aber wollte zwei fremde Gesandten empfangen, was hinderlich dazwischen trat. Es blieb daher bei dem einzigen Hofconcert, zu dem ich mich vor meiner Ankunft engagirt hatte; die Herrschaften waren äusserst gnädig und überreichten mir einen mit Brillanten besetzten Amethystring. [AML I, 254-255.]

Reviews

Zeitung für die elegante Welt (November 29, 1832): 1872.

Moscheles war vor einigen Tagen hier und spielte bei Hofe. Das größere Publicum hat ihn nicht gehört.

The Harmonicon, vol. 10 (November 1832): 281.

MR. MOSCHELES’ RECENT TOUR.

To the EDITOR of the HARMONICON.

SIR,                                                                                                                      Nov. 22, 1832.

HAVING been in communication with the Continent during the time Mr. Moscheles was making his tour, I am enabled to send you a sketch of his operations; and as all matters tending to advance the respectability of the art, and give éclat to its professors, ever find a worthy place in your publication, I am inclined to hope that this may contribute in aid of your known views.

…On the 25th, he performed at the Court of Saxe Weimar. The orchestra was full, and the principal singers of the Opera assisted. Hummel was conductor, and all the most distinguished nobility were present. The success of the artist here was of the most gratifying kind. The Grand Duchess made him a present of a splendid diamond ring, and the Grand Duke presented him with a gold snuff-box. During Mr. Moscheles performance of an extemporaneous fantasia, the Grand Duchess sat on one side of him, and Hummel on the other, the former supplying the artist with the subject on which he was to expatiate