Louis Spohr in Vienna - in the beginning of 1815

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 199-200:

On the eve of taking leave of Vienna, I yet think I must recall some further incidents of my stay there, which hitherto I have had no opportunity of relating. First, in respect of orchestral duties. These were sometimes very onerous for me; the same piece being frequently represented twenty or thirty nights in succession. […] I endeavoured to sweeten the monotony of my duties in some degree by always enriching and ornamenting my soli performances. This I did especially with the troubadour in “John of Paris” for whom a pas de trois was introduced in that ballet. As in the …   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. 199-200. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416182348846 accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

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Buchweiser's imitation of Spohr's ornamentation in the opera 'John of Paris' performed by Mademoiselle Buchweiser, Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1815
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:59:09 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:50:03 +0000