Louis Spohr in Weimar - at the end of 1808

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 122-123:

At that time, perhaps incited by my Compositions for the voice, he [the Duke of Gotha] was seized with the desire to have one of his longer poems, a kind of Cantata, set to music. He did me the honour to consult me on the subject. But as the Duke probably could not prevail on himself to let me see his limited knowledge of music, he applied to his old music-master, the Concert-Director Reinhard, to carry it out. The Duke, read to his master seated at the piano, a passage of the text, and explained to him his ideas respecting the old style in which it should be composed. When the Duke had …   more >>

cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 122-123. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414447312073 accessed: 26 September, 2023

location of experience: Weimar


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Musical settings of the Duke of Gotha's opetry
written by Reinhard, Louis Spohr
performed by Reinhard

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1808
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:01:52 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:14:12 +0000