Spohr

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On This Day
16 June: Spohr’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No. 1 Was Premiered
When it comes to collaborations between clarinetists and composer we quickly think of Mozart and Stadler, Weber and Baermann, and Brahms and Mühlfeld. In my opinion, these pairing should also include Louis Spohr and Johann Simon Hermstedt. Hermstedt was born
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On This Day
5 April: Louis Spohr Was Born
Louis Spohr (1784-1859), actually born Ludewig Spohr in Braunschweig on 5 April 1784, was the greatest violinist of his generation and a prolific composer. He wrote roughly 300 much admired compositions in a variety of genres, but is probably most
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Love and Life: Spohr’s ‘Ghasel’
During his lifetime, Louis Spohr (1784-1859) was considered the greatest composer after Beethoven. The fact that he’s so little known today speaks volumes about changes in taste. Famous primarily as a violinist, then as a composer, his reputation did not
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SPOHR, L.: Violin Duets
Duo for 2 Violins in A Minor, Op. 67, No. 1 – I. Allegro From SPOHR, L.: Violin Duets (2018) Released by Naxos Spohr: Duo for 2 Violins in A Minor, Op. 67, No. 1 – I. AllegroOne of the
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