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Louis Spohr’s Autobiography
Translated from the German


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108011723

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  • Louis Spohr (1784–1859) was one of the most popular musicians of the early Romantic period, but of his considerable output (including 10 symphonies, 15 violin concertos, nine operas and a large amount of chamber music), only the Octet op.32 and the Nonet op.31 are heard regularly today. Spohr established his name as a virtuoso violinist and completed his Violin method in 1831. As a conductor, he contributed to the increasing use of the baton to direct performances. He travelled widely in Europe, visiting London for the first time in 1820, when he directed a Philharmonic Society concert, and returning four times between 1843 and 1853. This autobiography, begun in 1847, gives a lively (but not necessarily always accurate) account of life as a professional musician. Spohr's own account ends at June 1838, and the book was completed by family members using materials provided by his wife.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108011723
    • length: 692 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 39 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Vol. 1. 1784–1817
    Vol. 2. 1817–1859.

  • Author

    Louis Spohr

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