Louis Spohr in St. Petersburg - 1803

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 42-43:

Herr Tietz now produced a concerto of his own composition, the Allegro and Rondo of which he played twice, possibly because the first time did not please him. As he never had practised since his madness, it may be readily conceived that technical firmness was wanting in his play. The difficult passages also, were executed very much better the second time. Into all the three parts, he introduced cadences in the old style, improvising them; they were in themselves very pretty, but sounded quite different the second time.
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 42-43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409522824545 accessed: 4 July, 2022

location of experience: St. Petersburg

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Anton Ferdinand Tietz performs his own violin concerto
written by Anton Ferdinand Tietz
performed by Anton Ferdinand Tietz

Experience Information

Date/Time 1803
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:07:05 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:35:06 +0000