Louis Spohr in Stuttgart - 1807

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 109:

In Stuttgard I also first made the acquaintance of the since so greatly famed Carl Maria von Weber, with whom up to the time of his death I was always on the most friendly terms. Weber was then Secretary to one of the Princes of Würtemberg and cultivated the Art as an amateur only. This however, did not hinder him from composing with great assiduity, and I still well remember hearing at his house, as a sample of Weber’s works some “numbers” from the Opera “Der Beherrscher der Geister.” (The Ruler of the Spirits.) But these, from being always accustomed to take Mozart as the type and…   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. 109. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414446590988 accessed: 11 August, 2022

location of experience: Stuttgart

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Extracts from “Der Beherrscher der Geister”
written by Carl Maria von Weber
performed by Carl Maria von Weber

Experience Information

Date/Time 1807
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:49:52 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:16:48 +0000