Herr von Berner in Jelgava - at the end of 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 32-33:

In the house of a “Collegiate-Assessor”, von Berner, I played for the first time in the place and in the presence of my teacher. It happened thus; Herr Eck, after having played some quartetts with great applause, was solicited to accompany a young Pianiste of 16 years of age, a Miss Brandt, who was possessed of a surprising skill, in a Sonata of Beethoven’s; but he excused himself on the plea of great fatigue. As I well knew that Eck did not dare to play any piece at sight, that he did not know, I offered to play in his stead. It is true, the Sonata was wholly unknown to me, but I …   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. 32-33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409519903421 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Jelgava


Herr von Berner

Listening to

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Herr von Berner's reaction to Spohr's sight-reading
written by Beethoven
performed by Miss Brandt, Louis Spohr

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:18:23 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:38:49 +0000