Louis Spohr in Hamburg - November, 1810

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 155:

The Altona dilettanti-Orchestra, who were to serve as nucleus and support to the Hamburgh Artists, were already in their places, and the Concert immediately began with an Overture by Romberg who conducted it himself. He, who was unjustly accused of taking the tempi of his Compositions too slow, hurried the Allegro of his Overture this time so much, that the poor Dilettanti could not keep up with him. Little therefore was wanting for the whole thing to break down from the very overture.
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 155. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416179028966 accessed: 3 July, 2022

location of experience: Hamburg

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Overture by Romberg
written by Bernhard Romberg
performed by Altona dilletanti orchestra, Bernhard Romberg

Experience Information

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

Notes

Concert presented by a musical amateur from Altona.


Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:03:49 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:05:55 +0000