Louis Spohr in Hamburg - 5 May, 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 17-18:

[Quoted by the author from his diary] “May 5. To-day we were invited to dinner by Herr Kiekhöver, and there met Dussek and some other musicians. This was very agreeable to me, as I had long earnestly wished to hear Dussek play. […] The conversation at the table, was almost always in French. As I am not well versed in that language I could take but little part in it. But, I took all the more in the music which followed. Herr Eck, began with a quartett of his own composition, and enchanted all the listeners. The Herr Dussek played a sonata for the piano, of his own composition, which …   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. 17-18. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409517087529 accessed: 3 December, 2022

location of experience: Hamburg

Listeners

Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting
1784-1859

Listening to

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Performances by Eck and Dussek
written by Franz Eck, Jan Dussek
performed by Franz Eck, Jan Dussek

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 May, 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:31:27 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:45:26 +0000