Louis Spohr in Vienna - 1813

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 189:

As at the time I made Beethoven’s acquaintance, he had already discontinued playing both in public, and at private parties; I had therefore but one opportunity to hear him, when I casually came to the rehearsal of a new Trio (D-Major 3/4 time) at Beethoven’s house. It was by no means an enjoyment; for in the first place the pianoforte was woefully out of tune, which however little troubled Beethoven, since he could hear nothing of it, and secondly, of the former so admired excellence of the virtuoso, scarcely any thing was left, in consequence of his total deafness. In the forte, the poor …   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. 189. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416181546800 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Trio in D Major
written by Beethoven
performed by Beethoven

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:45:46 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:53:01 +0000