Louis Spohr in Duchy of Brunswick - 1798

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 11-12:

From this time, the young Kammermusicus was in full activity. His duties consisted in playing at the Court – concerts and in the Theatre, for which latter, a French operatic and dramatic company had been engaged shortly before. I therefore became earlier acquainted with the French dramatical music than with the German; and this was not without influence upon the tendency of my taste, and upon my compositions of that time. At last, during the two fairs, a German operatic company from Magdeburgh was also engaged, and the grandeur of Mozart’s operatic music burst upon me. Mozart now became …   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. 11-12. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409483677188 accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Duchy of Brunswick


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Mozart's operas
written by Mozart
performed by Operatic company from Magdeburg

Experience Information

Date/Time 1798
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:14:37 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:47:00 +0000