Louis Spohr in St. Petersburg - in the beginning of 1803

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 45-46:

The Italian singers appeared in the second concert, and the French in the third. Among the first, Signor Pasco and Madame Canavassi, already mentioned, distinguished themselves. Among the French there were only two, M. St. Leon and the celebrated Phyllis Andrieux, who could lay claim to be called singers; they had charmed all Petersburgh by their correct and pleasing singing, their skilful and graceful acting, and their personal beauty. There was especially a Polonaise with which the latter fascinated everybody, and which was always encored. Between the first and second part of this …   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. 45-46. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409579076488 accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Concert of the Imperial Orchestra and operatic soloists
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by M. St. Léon, Madame Canavassi, Phyllis Andrieux, Signor Pasco, The Imperial Hornists

Experience Information

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


Second concert given by soloists of the Imperial Orchestra at the Steiner Theatre; the only performances permitted to take place during Lent by the Russian Orthodox Church.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:44:36 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:31:57 +0000