Louis Spohr in Seesen - between 1790 and 1791

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 2:

About the year 1790 or 91 a French emigrant, named Dufour, came to Seesen. Although an amateur, only, he was an accomplished violinist and violoncellist. He settled there; and being supplied with free board by the more wealthy inhabitants, maintained himself by giving French lessons. The days on which he used to come to my parents, we always practised music, and I still remember having been moved to tears the first time I heard him play. I now gave my parents no rest until I had lessons from him.
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409483074570 accessed: 2 December, 2021

location of experience: Seesen

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Performances by French emigré musician, Dufour performed by Dufour

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1790 and 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:04:34 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:47:46 +0000