Ignaz Joseph Ritter von Seyfried et al. in Vienna - between 1812 and in the beginning of 1813

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 186-187:

[Beethoven’s] friends availed themselves of this favourable opportunity [the success of Beethoven’s revised opera Fidelio] to make arrangements for a concert in his behalf in the great “Redouten Saal” at which the most recent compositions of Beethoven were to be performed. All who could fiddle, blow, or sing were invited to assist, and not one of the most celebrated artists of Vienna failed to appear. I and my orchestra had of course also joined, and for the first time I saw Beethoven, direct. Although I had heard much of his leading, yet it surprised me to a high degree. Beethoven had…   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. 186-187. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416180986689 accessed: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna


Ignaz Joseph Ritter von Seyfried
Composer, Conducting, Musician
Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Piano Concerto
written by Beethoven
performed by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1812 and 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 23:36:27 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:59:14 +0000