Johann Wenzel Tomaschek in Prague - at the end of 1808

from Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek, pages 247-248:

Spohr came to Prague in the autumn and, with his wife, gave a very well-attended concert. There is not, and never has been, an artist who is as sincere and conscientious in his art as Spohr. He is on equally as high a plane as composer and as virtuoso. His personal leaning towards the elegiac may be the reason why his compositions bear so unmistakably the stamp of their crea­tor. At the concert he revealed, along with an extremely clean intonation, a tone that was at once virilely strong and yet soft; at the same time, he showed that he could toss off passages of thirds, sixths, octaves,…   more >>
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Abram Loft and Johann Wenzel Tomaschek, Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 247-248. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Prague


Johann Wenzel Tomaschek
Composer, Teacher

Listening to

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Harp music by Spohr
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Rosalie Spohr
unknown violin music
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Louis Spohr

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:39:00 +0000