Louis Spohr in St. Petersburg - at the end of 1802

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 43:

The best violinist then in St. Petersburgh was, without doubt, Fränzel junior. He had just come from Moscow where he had been engaged for six concerts at three thousand rubles. His attitude in playing displeased me. The diary says: “He holds the violin still in the old manner, on the right side of the tail piece, and must therefore play with his head bent . . . . . . To this must be added that, he raised the right arm very high, and has the bad habit of elevating his eyebrows at the expressive passages. If this is not unpleasant to the majority of listeners it is still very …   more >>

cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1409523038092 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: St. Petersburg


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Ferdinand Fränzl performs on the violin performed by Ferdinand Fränzl

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:10:38 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:34:46 +0000