Louis Spohr in Jelgava - at the end of 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 33:

In the Governor’s house I heard a Violinist of the name of Sogeneff, who at that time was very celebrated in Russia, and a serf of Prince Subow. [from Spohr's diary:] “He played variations of his own composition, which were immensely difficult. The composition pleased me right well, but his play, although skilful, was very raw, and offensive to the ear. Herr Eck played immediately after him, so that the difference between the two Players was very distinctly perceptible. The play of the Russian, was wild and without transition from forte to piano; that of Herr Eck firm, powerful, and still,…   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. 33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409520154960 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Jelgava


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Comparison between the playing of violinists Sogeneff and Franz Eck
written by Sogeneff
performed by Sogeneff, Franz Eck

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:22:35 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:38:15 +0000