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

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 46:

… a performance of Haydn’s “Seasons” which was given for the benefit of a widow’s fund (also during Lent) was very well attended. Baron Rall, one of the projectors invited me also to take part. I therefore shared in all the orchestra rehearsals, and in these, as well as in the performance, played with M. Leveque, the same part. The orchestra was larger than any I had yet heard. It consisted of seventy violins, thirty bass, and double set wind instruments. The whole therefore was something very grand, and my diary mentions it with delight; as also of the work itself, which I then …   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. 46. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409579304120 accessed: 11 December, 2023

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Haydn's 'Seasons'
written by Haydn
performed by Leveque

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:48:24 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:31:14 +0000