Louis Spohr in Gotha - 1806

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, page 99:

Great as at first was my satisfaction with the new work, I nevertheless soon became sensible of its deficiencies, and weak points. With every successive rehearsal these were made more clear to me, and even before its production in public took place, the Opera (with the exception of the Overture and one aria for a tenor-voice) had become distasteful to me. Even the great applause it had met with from those who executed it, and those who heard it, could not reconcile me the more to it; so that I laid it aside, and with the exception of the two “Numbers” mentioned, I never played any thing …   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. 99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1413757975195 accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Gotha


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Die Prüfung
written by Louis Spohr

Experience Information

Date/Time 1806
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Performances of Spohr’s opera, ‘Die Prüfung’.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:32:55 +0100
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:17:40 +0000