Muzio Clementi

Muzio Clementi
piano

Clementi gets up from his chair; Smart, Cramer and I led him to the instrument. The excitement was great, the whole company was avidly listening. Clementi had not been heard for years. He improvises on a theme by Handel and literally enraptures us with his splendid way of playing. His eyes sparkled with youthful fire; those of many of his listeners were filled with tears of emotion. After much applause and many congratulations he returns to his seat.

London
Life of Moscheles, I, p. 192
Charlotte Moscheles
1827