24 DECEMBER 1831, Page 21

Beauties of Neukomm, No. I. By J. MOSCHELES.

We have before noticed Mr. MOSCHELES'S propensity to convert any popular air into a fantasia for the pianoforte. It is an employment wholly beneath his talents, and ought to be turned over to the nameless drudges who do this sort of work for the music-shops. In the piece before us, he has fastened upon the "Midnight Review of Napoleon" and" The Sea," and, by the help of a little garnish, has endeavoured to make them, in their present form, a palatable dish. The concluding movement is, of course, animated and pleasing, but the former conveys not the slightest idea of the " Review."