Louis Spohr in Gotha - in the beginning of 1809

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 124:

The third part of this Concerto [Spohr’s violin concerto op. 28, in G minor] is a Spanish Rondo, the melodies of which are not mine but genuine Spanish. I heard them from a Spanish solider who was quartered in my house, and who sang it to the guitar. I noted down what pleased me, and wove it into my Rondo. In order to give this a more Spanish character, I copied the guitar accompaniments as I had heard them from the Spaniard, into the orchestral part.
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414447693819 accessed: 28 January, 2022

location of experience: Gotha

Listeners

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

Listening to

hide composers
Spanish guitar music
written by Spanish traditional
performed by Spanish soldier

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1809
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:08:15 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:11:21 +0000