Louis Spohr in St. Petersburg - at the end of 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 39:

In the evening, I sometimes accompanied Clementi to his large pianoforte warehouse, where Field was often obliged to play for hours, to display the instruments to the best advantage to the purchasers. The diary speaks with great satisfaction of the technical perfection and the “dreamy melancholy” of that young artist’s execution. I have still in recollection the figure of the pale, overgrown youth, whom I have never since seen. When Field, who had outgrown his clothes, placed himself at the piano, stretched out his arms over the keyboard, so that the sleeves shrunk up nearly to his …   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. 39. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409522167384 accessed: 29 January, 2022

location of experience: St. Petersburg

Listeners

Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting
1784-1859

Listening to

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John Field plays the pianos at Clementi's workshop performed by John Field

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:56:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:37:04 +0000