Louis Spohr in Gotha - between at the end of 1808 and in the beginning of 1809

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 123-124:

In the winter of 1808 – 1809, I arranged some Subscription Concerts in the town for the benefit of the Court-Orchestra. […] At one of these Concerts, Herr Hermstedt, Director of the “Harmonic-music” to Prince Sonderhausen, appeared as Clarinet player, and attracted much attention by his performance. He had come to Gotha to request me to write a Clarinet-concerto for him, for which the Prince upon the condition that Hermstedt should be put in possession of the manuscript, offered to pay a handsome gratuity. To this proposal I gladly assented, as from the immense execution, together with…   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. 123-124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414447539397 accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Gotha


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

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Performance of clarinet performed by Johann Simon Hermstedt

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of 1808 and in the beginning of 1809
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:05:40 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:12:37 +0000