Louis Spohr in Mainz - between 1817 and 1818

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 63:

At that time also, at the wish of the Violoncellist Beneke, whom I frequently met at Quartett parties, I wrote a Concertante for Violin and Violoncello with orchestral accompaniment. Neither was this work ever published, and not even included in my list of compositions, as at the time I began to make that, I did not lay my hand on it, and indeed had wholly forgotten it. Nevertheless there must have been some copy of it in existence, for I heard it once in 1817 or 1818, at a concert in Mayence given by the brothers Gans, afterwards members of the Royal Orchestra at Berlin, who played it without…   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. 63. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409662587955 accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Mainz


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Concertante for violin and cello
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Gans brothers

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1817 and 1818
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Spohr's reaction to plagiarism of one of his compositions.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:56:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:27:00 +0000