Louis Spohr in Hamburg - 3 June, 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 19:

Our stay at Hamburgh lasted until June 6. Herr Dussek who was commissioned to arrange the concert at a festival with which the English living at Hamburgh were about to celebrate the 4th of June, in honour of their King, engaged Herr Eck to perform a violin concerto. It was not until the rehearsal which took place on the evening of June 3, at nine o’clock, that Herr Eck discovered that the concert was to be given in the open air, which, until then, had never been mentioned. A tent had been erected, in which the orchestra, about one hundred strong, was disposed on a terrace – like…   more >>

cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409517970596 accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Cantata at an open air concert
written by Jan Dussek
performed by Franz Eck, Jan Dussek

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 June, 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:46:11 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:43:47 +0000