Louis Spohr in Hamburg - July, 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 21:

While practising these duets with Eck, I became first aware that my teacher, like many violinists of the French school, was no thoroughly finished artist; for however excellently he executed his concertos, and some other compositions studied with his brother, yet he knew but little how to enter into the spirit of the works of others. A change of characters would have been very possible while playing these duets, for a scholar could have taught the master how they ought to have been executed.
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 21. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409518282588 accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Spohr's impressions of his teacher's playing during a lesson, whilst performing duets composed by the pupil
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Franz Eck, Louis Spohr

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:51:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:42:28 +0000