Louis Spohr in Hamburg - November, 1810

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 153:

At length after much entreaty, I obtained Schröder’s consent that I should make a trial of it with another singer, who hitherto had played only in secondary characters, and practise her in the role refused by Madame Becker. In this singer, a Madame Lichtenheld, I found great willingness and natural capacity, and when I had simplified the most difficult bravura passages of the part to her powers of execution, I succeeded well with her. Thus at length the rehearsals could be commenced, and when Schröder had heard one, and had become convinced that Madame Lichtenheld would fill the part …   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. 153. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416178576683 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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‘Zweikampf mit der Geleibten’
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Johann Simon Hermstedt, Prell, Bernhard Romberg

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1810
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Spohr’s opinions on the performance of his opera ‘Zweikampf mit der Geleibten’ in rehearsal, November 1810 in Hamburg.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:56:17 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:08:15 +0000