Louis Spohr in Hamburg - 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 15-16:

In Hamburgh, it was a Miss Lütgens, the daughter of a music master, who particularly won my heart. After a visit paid to the father, I wrote the following: “His eldest daughter, a girl of thirteen, a very fine, innocent creature, pleased me particularly by her agreeable and modest demeanour. She is very beautiful, has hair that curls naturally, very lively brown eyes, and a neck of dazzling whiteness. Her father whose hobby is counterpoint and harmony, entertained me continually with the resolution and combination of the chords; finding in me the most patient listener to his sermon, while …   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. 15-16. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409516700021 accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

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Demonstration of harmony and counterpoint in a domestic setting performed by Lütgens

Experience Information

Date/Time 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:25:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:45:52 +0000