Louis Spohr in Königsberg - October, 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 31:

In the Concert also, which the brothers gave, the eldest had no success, [from Spohr's diary] “the passages were flat and without expression: he played even very false, and at times scraped so much as to inflict pain on the ears of the audience. . . . . According to my idea, three years ago when I heard him in Brunswick, he played the easy Concertos of Iwanovichi and others, better than the difficult ones with which he now came forward.” Yes, I even doubted whether he ever could become a great violinist, “unless he soon got a good master, who, of all things, could give him a good style …   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. 31. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409519591990 accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Königsberg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

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Concert given by the family Pixis performed by Friedrich Wilhelm Pixis, The family Pixis

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:13:12 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:39:27 +0000