Thomas Massa Alsager’s Meetings
London: Thomas Massa Alsager’s Residence, Queen Square
|Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor,||Mr. Moscheles||Beethoven|
|The Tempest (Op.32, No.2)|
|Piano Sonata No.30 in E major (Op.109)||Mr. Moscheles||Beethoven|
|Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor (Op.111)||Mr. Moscheles||Beethoven|
|Principal Instrumentalists: Mr. Moscheles|
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.