Louis Spohr in Gotha - at the end of 1805

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 91:

[Dorette’s] brilliant execution both on the harp and pianoforte was already then despite her youth, truly remarkable! Yes, even upon the violin on which instrument her uncle Preissing gave her instruction, she had acquired so much skill, that she could play Viotti’s Duetts with me. But as I advised her to discontinue the practise of that instrument so unbecoming for females, and to devote rather her undivided study to the two others, she adopted my advice and from that moment gave it up.
cite as

Louis Spohr, and Frederick Freedman and Longman Roberts & Green London 1865 (ed.), Louis Spohr's Autobiography, volume 1 (1969), p. 91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1413464181897 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Gotha


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Violin duets
written by Giovanni Battista Viotti
performed by Dorette Scheidler, Louis Spohr

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:56:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:18:21 +0000