Louis Spohr in Vienna - in the beginning of 1815

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 200-201:

Besides the two above mentioned operas of Mozart [Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte], I experienced a third ordeal in a new popular-opera, with music by Hummel, which by a singular chance such as will assuredly never occur again, went through a long succession of nightly representations. It was called “Princess Eselhaut” and as far as the author’s text, was so wretched a piece of patchwork, that in spite of the pretty music of which five or six of the Numbers were received with great applause, it was at the conclusion unanimously hissed. This according to Vienna custom…   more >>

cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 200-201. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416182580764 accessed: 2 October, 2023

location of experience: Vienna


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Princess Eselhaut
written by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
performed by 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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:03:00 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:47:31 +0000