n.d. 1833

Thomas Massa Alsager’s Meetings

London: Thomas Massa Alsager’s Residence, Queen Square 

 Programme

Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor,Mr. MoschelesBeethoven
     The Tempest (Op.32, No.2)  
Piano Sonata No.30 in E major (Op.109)Mr. MoschelesBeethoven
Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor (Op.111)Mr. MoschelesBeethoven
Principal Instrumentalists: Mr. Moscheles

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Charlotte: ‘Moscheles found an opportunity of introducing at Mr. Alsager’s meetings Beethoven’s Sonatas, op. 109 and 111’.

RMM, 192.

Moscheles: ‘I found some of my hearers listening with deep devotion [Beethoven’s Sonatas Op. 109 and 111], while at my own house artists seem comparatively indifferent; some certainly are moved, while others are scared by the extravagances of the master, and do not recover their equanimity until I favour them with the more intelligible D minor Sonata’. 

RMM, 192.