Louis Spohr
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1784-04-05
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Louis Spohr

Biography

Louis Spohr (5 April 1784 – 22 October 1859), born Ludwig Spohr, was a German composer, violinist and conductor. Highly regarded during his lifetime, Spohr composed ten symphonies, ten operas, eighteen violin concerti, four clarinet concerti, four oratorios and various works ...

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Biography

Louis Spohr (5 April 1784 – 22 October 1859), born Ludwig Spohr, was a German composer, violinist and conductor. Highly regarded during his lifetime, Spohr composed ten symphonies, ten operas, eighteen violin concerti, four clarinet concerti, four oratorios and various works for small ensemble, chamber music and art songs. Spohr was the inventor of both the violin chinrest and the orchestral rehearsal mark. His output occupies a pivotal position between Classicism and Romanticism, but fell into obscurity following his death, when his music was rarely heard. The late 20th century saw a revival of interest in his oeuvre, especially in Europe.

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Fantasia for harp no.2 (Op.35) in C minor
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Fantasia for harp no.2 (Op.35) in C minor
Louis Spohr
Notturno for wind and Turkish band in C major, Op.34
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Notturno for wind and Turkish band in C major, Op.34
Louis Spohr
Nonet for wind quintet, string trio & double bass (Op.31) in F major, 2. Scherzo
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Nonet for wind quintet, string trio & double bass (Op.31) in F major, 2. Scherzo
Louis Spohr
Fantasia, Theme and Variations on a theme of Danzi in Bb (Op.81)
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Fantasia, Theme and Variations on a theme of Danzi in Bb (Op.81)
Louis Spohr
'Kennst du das Land?' (Mignon's Lied), Op.37 No.1
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'Kennst du das Land?' (Mignon's Lied), Op.37 No.1
Louis Spohr
Fantasie and variations on a theme of Danzi in B flat (Op.81)
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Fantasie and variations on a theme of Danzi in B flat (Op.81)
Louis Spohr
Nonet
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Nonet
Louis Spohr
Nonet for wind quintet, string trio and double bass in F (Op. 31)
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Nonet for wind quintet, string trio and double bass in F (Op. 31)
Louis Spohr
Fantasia for harp no. 2 (Op.35) in C minor
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Fantasia for harp no. 2 (Op.35) in C minor
Laszlo Baranyay, Laszlo Horvath, Louis Spohr & Julia Paszthy
Six German songs for soprano, clarinet and piano
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Six German songs for soprano, clarinet and piano
Louis Spohr
Symphony no. 9 in B minor Op.143 (Die Jahreszeiten): Der Herbst
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Symphony no. 9 in B minor Op.143 (Die Jahreszeiten): Der Herbst
Louis Spohr
Nonet for wind quintet... (Op.31) in F major, 4th movement; Finale (Vivace)
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Nonet for wind quintet... (Op.31) in F major, 4th movement; Finale (Vivace)
Louis Spohr
Symphony no. 9 in B minor Op.143 (Die Jahreszeiten): Autumn
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Symphony no. 9 in B minor Op.143 (Die Jahreszeiten): Autumn
Louis Spohr
Septet in A minor Op.147: 3rd movement; Scherzo and 2 trios (Vivace)
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Septet in A minor Op.147: 3rd movement; Scherzo and 2 trios (Vivace)
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Robin O’Neill, Michael Collins & Louis Spohr
Concerto no. 4 in E minor WoO.20..: 3rd mvt; Rondo al Espagnol
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Concerto no. 4 in E minor WoO.20..: 3rd mvt; Rondo al Espagnol
Gabriel Croitoru, Louis Spohr & Liviu Prunaru
Duo in D major Op.67`2 for 2 violins
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Duo in D major Op.67`2 for 2 violins
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Louis Spohr Biography

Louis Spohr (5 April 1784 – 22 October 1859), born Ludwig Spohr, was a German composer, violinist and conductor. Highly regarded during his lifetime, Spohr composed ten symphonies, ten operas, eighteen violin concerti, four clarinet concerti, four oratorios and various works for small ensemble, chamber music and art songs. Spohr was the inventor of both the violin chinrest and the orchestral rehearsal mark. His output occupies a pivotal position between Classicism and Romanticism, but fell into obscurity following his death, when his music was rarely heard. The late 20th century saw a revival of interest in his oeuvre, especially in Europe.

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