Louis Spohr in Duchy of Brunswick - at the end of 1804

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 69:

At a Musical party at the house of the Secretary to the Board of Finance, Feska, I heard his son play in a Quartett of his own composition. “The Quartett,” says the Diary, “is very well worked out and evinces great talent. As a Player he pleases me less. He is certainly not wanting in mechanical skill, but in a finished and well regulated handling of the bow, and therefore in a good tone, and in clearness of the passages. Neither was his intonation always pure. Were he to study under a good master, he might become something great.”
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 69. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409662841305 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Duchy of Brunswick


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Feska Quartet
written by Feska
performed by Feska

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1804
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:00:41 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:26:25 +0000