Louis Spohr in Weimar - 1808

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 116-117:

As I had written all manner of new things after I had completed the Opera, it had somewhat faded from my recollection, and I therefore thought I should be the better able to judge of it without partiality. Accordingly I was greatly preoccupied with the impression that it would make upon me. – The Rehearsal took place in a Saloon at the house of Frau von Heigendorf. Among the assembled Auditory, besides the Intendant Herr von Goethe, and the Musical Amateurs of the Town, Wieland was also present. The Singers had well studied their parts; and as the orchestra had already had one rehearsal, the…   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. 116-117. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1414447109827 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Weimar


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Alruna, die Eulenkönigin,
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Musicians from Weimar

Experience Information

Date/Time 1808
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


After the first full rehearsal of Spohr’s opera “Alruna, die Eulenkönigin,”in Wiemar, 1808, Goethe requested significant changes to the libretto which would involve Spohr rewriting some of the music.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:58:30 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:15:35 +0000