Johann Friedrich Schwenke et al. in Hamburg - February, 1810

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 136:

At his [Herr Schwenke’s] desire also, I was obliged to play two of my own Quartetts. I did it unwillingly, as they no longer came up to the standard I now prescribed to myself in that kind of composition. This I expressed also without reserve; but they pleased nonetheless, and found grace even from Schwenke’s sharp criticism. Romberg was of a different opinion. He said to me with ingenuous openheartedness: “Your Quartetts will not do yet; they are far behind your Orchestral pieces!”
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 136. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg


Johann Friedrich Schwenke
Organist, Composer
Bernhard Romberg

Listening to

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String quartets
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1810
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:18:09 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:09:35 +0000