Louis Spohr in Vienna - in the beginning of 1813

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 165:

A fortnight after my first appearance, Rode’s Concert came in turn. Relying on his European reputation he had chosen the most spacious Concert-room in Vienna, the great “Redouten-Saal” and he found it completely filled. With almost feverish excitement I awaited the commencement of Rode’s play, which ten years before had served as my highest model. But, already, after the first Solo, it seemed to me that Rode had lost ground in that time. I now found his play cold, and full of mannerism, I missed his former boldness in conquering great difficulties, and felt particularly dissatisfied …   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. 165. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416180292575 accessed: 19 April, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Concerto, Variations in E Major
written by Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
performed by Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1813
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:24:52 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:00:33 +0000