Louis Spohr in Gotha - in the beginning of 1809
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.
location of experience: Gotha
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:08:15 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:11:21 +0000