Louis Spohr in St. Petersburg - at the end of 1802
I heard another celebrated violinist, Herr Bärwald, afterwards leader in Stockholm. As he came forward to play the concerto of Viotti (A-sharp) he was already applauded, before he had sounded a note.
This, together with his good bearing and his excellent manner of managing his bow, raised my expectation very high, and it was with the greatest impatience that I awaited the end of the Tutti. But how was I disappointed on hearing the solo! His playing was indeed clean and accomplished, but still so sleepy and monotonous, the passages so flat and drawn out, that I would have much preferred the… more >>
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:14:13 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:33:48 +0000