Louis Spohr in Riga - at the end of 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 36:

[Quoted from Spohr's diary:] “The concert went off badly. A virtuoso on the flute, from Stockholm, who first played an old fashioned concerto by Devienne in place of Herr Eck, pleased as little as a dilettante from St. Petersburgh, who executed a concerto for the piano by Mozart, in a most schoolboy-like manner.”
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 36. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409522000523 accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Riga


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Devienne and Mozart Concerti
written by François Devienne, Mozart

Experience Information

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


From Spohr’s diary, after Eck’s refusal to appear at a concert for the Society of Musical Dilettanti in Riga. Replacements for the concert, which had been advertised as being given by Eck, had been procured last-minute. (Autumn, 1802)

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:53:20 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:37:20 +0000