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

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 44-45:

I also wrote my opinion of Fodor, the then celebrated violinist and composer. I heard him in the concert of the “Nobility’s, or Musical club,” where however everything was very unmusical; for the elite assembled there, “not to listen, but to chat and walk about in the saloon.” At first a fine symphony by Romberg (C-sharp) was extremely well executed. Then Signor Pasco, first tenorist of the Italian theatre, sang an aria so charmingly, tastefully and tenderly, that it actually became somewhat more quiet in the saloon. Herr Fodor now followed with a concert of his own composition, …   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. 44-45. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409523562552 accessed: 27 January, 2022

location of experience: St. Petersburg

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Concert at 'Nobility's Music Club'
written by Bernhard Romberg
performed by Fodor, Madame Canavassi, Signor Pasco

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:19:23 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:33:15 +0000