Louis Spohr in Free City of Danzig - October, 1802
Almost everytime that an opera was given, I went to the theatre, and did not fail to note down my remarks upon the performance, in which singers, chorus and orchestra were sharply handled.
To my great joy, Ariadne in Naxos, the celebrated melodrama of Brade, which I did not yet know, was also given. But it offended my taste, that in the comedy which followed, “The peasants and lawyers”, Theseus appeared again in the character of a lawyer, and Ariadne as a humble peasant girl. [extract from Spohr's diary:] “The music enchanted me although it was very badly performed. But how could it… more >>
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:55:37 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:42:01 +0000