Louis Spohr in Vienna - December, 1814

from Louis Spohr's Autobiography, pages 191-192:

Others also besides me, gave music parties to the visitors to the Congress, among these my friend Zizius particularly distinguished himself. All the foreign artists had been introduced at his house, and at his music parties therefore, there arose frequently a spirit of rivalry between the native and foreign virtuosi. I there for the first time heard Hummel play his beautiful Septett, as well as several other of his compositions of that period. But I was most charmed by his improvisations in which no other Pianoforte-Virtuoso has ever yet approached him. I especially remember with great …   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. 191-192. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1416181789152 accessed: 19 May, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Louis Spohr
Concertmaster, Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Piano improvisation
written by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
performed by Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1814
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:49:49 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:52:19 +0000