Louis Spohr in Gotha - August, 1805

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 89-90:

In the introductory visits I made to the members of the orchestra I was received most cordially by the Court-singer Madame Scheidler. She introduced me to her daughter Dorette, of the age of eighteen, of whose skill upon the harp and pianoforte I had already heard much. In this charming blondine I recognised the girl whom I had seen on my first visit to Gotha, and whose pleasing form had since then frequently recurred to my memory. At the Concert which I then gave in that town, she had sat in the first row of the auditory, by the side of a female friend, who upon my appearance, astonished at …   more >>
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Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 89-90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1413463932572 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Gotha


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Harp Fantasia
written by Johann Georg Heinrich Backofen
performed by Dorette Scheidler

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1805
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Spohr’s impressions of his future wife, Dorette Scheidler’s harp-playing in Gotha, August 1805.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:52:12 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:20:04 +0000