Louis Spohr in St. Petersburg - 18 May, 1803

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 42:

On the eighteenth of May I took my new duet and my violin, and went again to Herr Tietz, whom I this time found alone. It did not require much to persuade him to play the duet; but he would not take the primo. We had hardly ended, when Herr Hirschfeld, hornist in the Imperial orchestra, and others with whom I was unacquainted, came in. Herr Tietz begged me to repeat the duet, and it appeared to please not him alone, but also the others. […]Tietz played the secondo of my duet, which is not easy, without faltering and perfectly clean, executing the cantabile passages with taste and …   more >>

cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409522444799 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Spohr's impressions of Tietz's playing whilst performing violin duets together
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Anton Ferdinand Tietz, Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 May, 1803
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Tietz had given up his performing career and refused to play with Spohr on his first visit.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:36:29 +0000