Louis Spohr's Autobiography

Louis Spohr's Autobiography (written work, Memoir/autobiography)

Listening experiences

1409482741175: My parents were musical: my father played the flut...

1409483074570: About the year 1790 or 91 a French emigrant, named...

1409483369398: Half way to Alefeld, stood a solitary mill. I once...

1409483677188: From this time, the young Kammermusicus was in ful...

1409516305191: Neither did I fail to be present at all the other ...

1409516507366: The presence of two foreign violinists who at this...

1409516700021: In Hamburgh, it was a Miss Lütgens, the daughter o...

1409517087529: [Quoted by the author from his diary] “May 5. ...

1409517436454: [Quoted by the author from his diary:] “Fräulei...

1409517634090: My diary mentions the following with regard to Her...

1409518282588: While practising these duets with Eck, I became fi...

1409518537308: Almost everytime that an opera was given, I went ...

1409518965514: Herr Eck’s concert on October 16. at the Theatre, ...

1409519299876: Before Herr Eck gave his first concert, the family...

1409519591990: In the Concert also, which the brothers gave, the ...

1409519903421: In the house of a “Collegiate-Assessor”, von Berne...

1409520154960: In the Governor’s house I heard a Violinist of the...

1409521780197: “We heard there, also, some Russian military singe...

1409522000523: [Quoted from Spohr's diary:] “The concert went...

1409522167384: In the evening, I sometimes accompanied Clementi t...

1409522629623: On the 23rd May, we met Tietz at the weekly evenin...

1409522824545: Herr Tietz now produced a concerto of his own comp...

1409523253792: I heard another celebrated violinist, Herr Bärwald...

1409523562552: I also wrote my opinion of Fodor, the then celebra...

1409578322304: During Lent, the Greek church allowing no theatric...

1409578762295: In the first concert, the orchestra consisted of t...

1409579076488: The Italian singers appeared in the second concert...

1409579304120: … a performance of Haydn’s “Seasons” which was giv...

1409579573048: As my new friend (M. Leveque) now visited me often...

1409579779219: I have mentioned the Imperial hornband, each membe...

1409580018636: [Quoted from the author's diary:] “This evenin...

1409661710451: In the evening I had a great and unexpected pleasu...

1409662020748: The Emperor rode a magnificent horse richly capari...

1409662326860: I now burned with the desire, to appear with this ...

1409662587955: At that time also, at the wish of the Violoncellis...

1409662841305: At a Musical party at the house of the Secretary t...

1409672104992: I yet remember also the following incident: Among ...

1409672353634: Among the students I made the acquaintance of some...

1413462709280: The day after I saw and heard Rosa Alberghi for th...

1413463009076: Meanwhile I delivered my letters of recommendation...

1413463514380: Being now solicited to play something myself, I th...

1413463746690: I still remember an other Music-party – it was at ...

1413463932572: In the introductory visits I made to the members o...

1413464181897: [Dorette’s] brilliant execution both on the harp a...

1413757792906: Dorette, forcibly attracted by these new Compositi...

1413757975195: Great as at first was my satisfaction with the new...

1413758199949: At our Public Concert, we were supported by the me...

1414446590988: In Stuttgard I also first made the acquaintance of...

1414446878392: I first wrote a Potpourri for the violin with orch...

1414447109827: As I had written all manner of new things after I ...

1414447539397: In the winter of 1808 – 1809, I arranged some Subs...

1414447693819: The third part of this Concerto [Spohr’s violin co...

1414447914064: At this time, Quartetts were much played in Hambur...

1414448288765: At his [Herr Schwenke’s] desire also, I was oblige...

1416178115703: Berhard Romberg, also, constantly smokes while pla...

1416178346135: […] I had also written for the Musical Festival at...

1416178576683: At length after much entreaty, I obtained Schröder...

1416178842158: Nevertheless, on the evening of the representation...

1416179028966: The Altona dilettanti-Orchestra, who were to serve...

1416179202322: Hermstedt, now followed with a difficult compositi...

1416179614658: One of the Solo-singers, alone, who sang the part ...

1416179782097: Of the performance of the Oratorio I alone remembe...

1416180072779: By the advice of some kind friends I relinquished ...

1416180292575: A fortnight after my first appearance, Rode’s Conc...

1416180624251: In the frequent opportunities of hearing Rode I be...

1416180986689: [Beethoven’s] friends availed themselves of this f...

1416181142868: The new compositions of Beethoven pleased extremel...

1416181383740: Up to this period, there was no visible falling of...

1416181546800: As at the time I made Beethoven’s acquaintance, he...

1416181789152: Others also besides me, gave music parties to the ...

1416182067573: Among the foreign artists who came to Vienna befor...

1416182779930: Pixis, was not so fortunate with his opera, the “Z...

1416183098164: Our first resting place was at Brünn, where we gav...

author

Louis Spohr

published in

1969

editor/compiler

Frederick Freedman

Longman Roberts & Green London 1865

publisher

Da Capo Press

translator

Anonymous Translator (1860s)

volume

1

includes

excerpt from 'Louis Spohr's Autobiography' pp. 122-123 (256 words)

excerpt from 'Louis Spohr's Autobiography' pp. 69-70 (139 words)

excerpt from 'Louis Spohr's Autobiography' pp. 187-188 (208 words)

excerpt from 'Louis Spohr's Autobiography' pp. 42 (126 words)

excerpt from 'Louis Spohr's Autobiography' pp. 19 (190 words)

excerpt from 'Louis Spohr's Autobiography' pp. 199-200 (198 words)

excerpt from 'Louis Spohr's Autobiography' pp. 156-157 (180 words)

excerpt from 'Louis Spohr's Autobiography' pp. 200-201 (257 words)

excerpt from 'Louis Spohr's Autobiography' pp. 43 (193 words)

Cite as Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (, 1969)
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