Louis Spohr in Vienna - in the beginning of 1813

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 187-188:

It was easy to see that, the poor deaf Maestro of the Piano, could no longer hear his own music. This was particularly remarkable in a passage in the second part of the first allegro of the symphony. At that part there are two pauses in quick succession, the second of which, is pianissimo. This, Beethoven had probably overlooked, for he again began to give the time before the orchestra had executed this second pause. Without knowing it therefore, he was already from ten to twelve bars in advance of the orchestra when it began the pianissimo. Beethoven, to signify this in his own way, had …   more >>

cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 187-188. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416181267054 accessed: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Symphony no. 7
written by Gustav Mahler, Beethoven

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 23:41:07 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:56:45 +0000