Louis Spohr in Duchy of Brunswick - at the end of 1804
At a Musical party at the house of the Secretary to the Board of Finance, Feska, I heard his son play in a Quartett of his own composition.
“The Quartett,” says the Diary, “is very well worked out and evinces great talent. As a Player he pleases me less. He is certainly not wanting in mechanical skill, but in a finished and well regulated handling of the bow, and therefore in a good tone, and in clearness of the passages. Neither was his intonation always pure. Were he to study under a good master, he might become something great.”
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:00:41 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:26:25 +0000