1Unless otherwise noted, the details of this biography are drawn from: 1) Aus Moscheles' Leben, edited by Charlotte Embden Moscheles, two volumes, Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot Verlag, 1872; and 2) A. D. Coleridge's translation of this work, entitled Life of Moscheles, two volumes, London, Hurst and Blackett, 1873.
2Thayer's Life of Beethoven, revised and edited by Elliot Forbes, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1976, p. 449.
3The Life of Beethoven, a translation by Ignaz Moscheles of Anton Schindler's Biographie von Ludwig van Beethoven, two volumes, London, Henry Colburn, 1841; Vol. I, preface, pp. ix-xi. Also: Beethoven und seine Zeitgenossen, Dr. Alfred C. Kalischer, four volumes, Berlin and Leipzig, Schuster & Loeffler, 1908: Vol. IV, p. 45.
4Forbes, op. cit., pp. 584-585; Kalischer, op. cit., pp. 47-48; I. Moscheles, op. cit., I, pp. xii-xiii.
5I. Moscheles, op. cit., I, p. 147.
6An extensive discussion of the roles of privileged European Jewry at the outset of the nineteenth century may be found in "The Jews, the Nation-State, and the Birth of Antisemitism," The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt, New York and London, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973, pp. 11-68.
7For these particulars I am indebted to Henry J. Roche, a great-great-grandson of Moscheles who has made an extensive study of his family tree.
8An excellent presentation of the course of Jewish emancipation in England is provided by Cecil R. Roth in his A History of the Jews in England, Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1941, Chapter XI ("Emancipation: 1815-1858), pp. 239-263, and Epilogue, pp. 264-267.
9Quoted in Metternich and the Duchess, Dorothy Gies McGuigan, Garden City and New York, Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1975, p. 352.
10Carl Bertuchs Tagebuch vom Wiener Kongress, edited by Hermann Freiherr von Egloffstein, Berlin, Verlag von Gebrüder Pastel, 1916, p. 39.
11The appointment of Moscheles is announced in the Leipziger Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, Vol. XIII, No. 5, Jan. 30, 1811, under "Notizen," p. 88.
12Schumann recalls this concert in a letter to his mother on December 15, 1830, from Leipzig, in: Early Letters of Robert Schumann, originally published by his wife, translated by May Herbert, St. Clair Shores (Michigan), Scholarly Press, 1970, p. 131. This is a reprint of the 1888 edition published by George Bell and Sons in London.
13This concert forms part of William S. Newman's discussion of "The Sonata in Romantic Society," The Sonata Since Beethoven, New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1972, pp. 56-57.
14The Atlas (of London), Vol. XII, No. 563, Feb. 2, 1837, p. 142.
15Newman, op. cit., p. 57.
16The Atlas, Vol. XVIII, No. 900, Aug. 12, 1843, p. 519.
17The Atlas, Vol. IX, No. 435, Sept. 14, 1834, p. 588.
18The Méthode has been reprinted by Minkoff, Geneva, 1973.
19The Times (of London), No. 17661, May 4, 1841, p. 5.
20The dates are obtained from performance records which Moscheles wrote on the slipcovers of the three keyboard parts. The slipcovers, as well as Moscheles's full score (prepared by a copyist but with Moscheles's notations) are in a private collection.
21Thematisches Verzeichniss im Druck erschienener Compositionen von Ignaz Moscheles, London, H. Baron, 1966, p. 33. A reprint of the 1858 Kistner catalog.
22The Athenæum (of London), No. 973, June 20, 1846, p. 636.
23The Times, No. 19266, June 18, 1846, p. 220.
24The Atlas, Vol. XXI, No. 1038, Apr. 4, 1846, p. 220.
25The Morning Post (of London), No. 23633, June 18, 1846, p. 5.
26Max Kalbeck, Johannes Brahms, four volumes, Berlin, 1904-1914.
27Neue Zeitschrift für Musik.