Louis Spohr in Winter Palace - 12 January, 1803

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 47-48:

I have mentioned the Imperial hornband, each member of which had only one note to play. On the twelvth of January, the Russian Newyear, upon which day the Emperor, as usual, gave a grand masquerade in the Winterpalace, for which twelve thousand tickets were issued, I found the said band joined with the usual Ball – orchestra, and I heard a music such as till then I had no idea of. [quoted from Spohr's diary:] “The accompaniment of this hornband gave a fullness and harmony to the orchestra such as I have never heard. Several Horn-Soli, produced a most enchanting effect. It was long before I…   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. 47-48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409579779219 accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: Winter Palace


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

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Russian Imperial Hornband's New Year performance performed by Russian Imperial Hornband

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 January, 1803
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:56:19 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:30:06 +0000