Louis Spohr in Kassel - September, 1828

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 11-12:

[Louis Spohr] insisted upon my giving a concert in Cassel, he himself undertaking all the arrangements, enrolling vocalists from the operatic troupe, actually two of the most celebrated singers of the time, the soprano, Mile. Heinefetter, and the tenor, Wild. The concert took place in the first days of September, and created much interest, musical prodigies (I was nine years old) being then not so plentiful as they have since become. Of the programme, or rather my part in it, I ought to feel ashamed, for, in accordance with the fashion of the hour, it consisted of variations by Henri Herz and …   more >>
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Charles Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 11-12. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426870645012 accessed: 16 October, 2021

location of experience: Kassel

Listeners

Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting
1784-1859

Listening to

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Rondo
written by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
performed by Charles Halle
Variations
written by Ferdinand Ries
performed by Char
variations
written by Henri Herz
performed by Charles Halle

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1828
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:57:25 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:54:54 +0100