Louis Spohr in Hamburg - November, 1810

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 156-157:

But with poor Schwenke it fared worse than all. The waist-buckle of his pantaloons had given way during the dinner, without his being aware of it. When therefore he had mounted into the orchestra to take the Viol-part in a Pot-Pourri with Quartett-accompaniment which I played at the close of the Concert, shortly after he had begun to play, he felt his pantaloons begin to slip with every movement he made in bow-ing, Much too conscientious a Musician, to omit a note of his part, he patiently waited for the pauses, to pull up his nethergarment again. His predicament did not long escape the …   more >>

cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 156-157. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416179431018 accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

hide composers
Pot-Pourri with quartet accompaniment
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwenke, Louis Spohr

Experience Information

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


Concert presented by a musical amateur from Altona.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:10:31 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:04:36 +0000