Louis Spohr in Duchy of Brunswick - August, 1803

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 61:

I now burned with the desire, to appear with this Concerto before the Duke, in public, as a Violinist and Composer; to exhibit proofs of my industry, and the progress I had made. But this was not to be effected so readily, for Rode had already announced a Concert to be given in the Theatre. The idea of making my appearance so soon after that celebrated Violinist was also a source of some anxiety to me. For the more I heard him play, the more I was captivated with his playing. Yes! I had no hesitation to place Rode’s style of playing (then still reflecting all the brilliancy of that of his …   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. 61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409662326860 accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Duchy of Brunswick


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Pierre Rode's violin playing and its influence on Spohr
written by Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
performed by Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:52:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:27:32 +0000