Louis Spohr in Erfurt - 1812

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 158:

One of the Solo-singers, alone, who sang the part of Satan, did not give me satisfaction. This part which was written with a powerful instrumentation, I gave by the advice of Bischoff to a village schoolmaster in the neighbourhood of Gotha, who was celebrated throughout the whole district for his colossal bass-voice. In power of voice he had indeed quite sufficient to outroar a whole Orchestra, but in science, and in Music, he could by no means execute the part in a satisfactory manner. I taught and practised him in the part myself, and took great pains to assist him a little, but without much…   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. 158. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416179614658 accessed: 28 January, 2022

location of experience: Erfurt


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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‘Das jüngste Gericht’
written by Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time 1812
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Performance of the oratorio ‘Das jüngste Gericht’ at the Musical festival at Erfurt, 1812.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:13:34 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:03:12 +0000