Millers wife in Duchy of Brunswick - the 1790's

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 5:

Half way to Alefeld, stood a solitary mill. I once entered there during a heavy shower of rain, and gained the good will of the miller’s wife to such a degree, that from that time I was obliged to call every day I passed by, and was treated with coffee, cakes and fruit; for which I used to improvise something upon my violin by way of thanks. I still remember having once so completely ravished her by playing Wranitzky’s variations upon “Du bist liederlich’, into which all the juggles with which Paganini afterwards enchanted the world were introduced, that she would not let me leave her …   more >>
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Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 5. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Duchy of Brunswick


Millers wife

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A miller's wife's reaction to the young Louis Spohr's performances on the violin
written by Paul Wranitzky
performed by Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1790's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:09:29 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:47:26 +0000