Louis Spohr et al. in Vienna - in the beginning of 1813

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 167-168:

In the frequent opportunities of hearing Rode I became more and more convinced that he was no longer the perfect Violinist of earlier days. By the constant repetition of the same compositions, a mannerism had crept by degrees into his execution, that now bordered on caricature. I had the rudeness, to remark this to him, and asked him if he no longer remembered the way in which he played his compositions ten years ago. Yes! I carried my impertinence so far, as to lay the variations in G-Major before him, and said, that I would play them exactly as I had heard him play them so frequently ten …   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. 167-168. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416180624251 accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting
Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
Violinist, Composer, Teacher

Listening to

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Spohr imitates Rode's violin playing
written by Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
performed by Louis Spohr, Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:30:24 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:59:53 +0000