Louis Spohr in Europe - the 1800's

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 80:

I still remember an other Music-party – it was at the house of the Banker Beer – where I heard for the first time, the now so celebrated Meyerbeer, play in his paternal house, then but a boy of thirteen years of age. The talented lad already then excited so much attention by his accomplished execution on the piano-forte, that his relatives and admirers regarded him with the greatest pride. […] I conceived the shrewd idea of inviting the young virtuoso to perform a Solo in my Concert, this was willingly assented to by the family.
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 80. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1413463746690 accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Europe


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Virtuoso piano-playing
written by Giacomo Meyerbeer
performed by Giacomo Meyerbeer

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:49:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:20:29 +0000