Louis Spohr in St. Petersburg - 28 May, 1803

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 53:

The Emperor rode a magnificent horse richly caparisoned, but was otherwise dressed in a very plain uniform. In his suite was a Turkish Prince who attracted the attention of all by the splendour of his dress. The hilt of his sabre was covered with diamonds, and his stirrups and spurs were of massive gold. When the cortège arrived in front of the Isaak’s Church, the Emperor dismounted and led the Empress into the edifice, where the Te-Deum laudamus was immediately chaunted by the Singers of the Court. […] Even in the interior of the building little of the Music could be heard, for not only …   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. 53. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409662020748 accessed: 28 March, 2020

location of experience: St. Petersburg

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Te Deum performed by The Staple Singers

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 May, 1803
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:47:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:28:06 +0000