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Donald Macleod concludes his exploration of Louis Spohr's life and work, considering some of the works that emerged - against the odds - during the composer's last years.

Donald Macleod concludes his exploration of the life and work of Louis Spohr, considering some of the radiant works that emerged - against the odds - during the composer's last years. It was a time that was far from the restful, contented autumn that it might have been, as the politics of the town of Kassel, where Spohr lived and worked left a sour taste in his mouth.

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Fri 18 Dec 2009 22:00

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Music Played

  • Louis Spohr

    Quartet Concerto in A minor, op 131 (1845) First movement: Allegro moderato

    Performer: Leipzig String Quartet. Performer: Leipzig Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Sebastian Weigle.
    • MDG.
    • 307 0849-2.
    • 2.
  • Louis Spohr

    Septet op 147 (1853)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Villa Musica.
    • MDG.
    • 304 1263-2.
    • 1-4.
  • Louis Spohr

    Sextet in C major op 140 (1848)

    Performer: Sándor Papp. Performer: Tamas Varga. Ensemble: New Haydn Quartet, Budapest.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.555968.
    • 6.
  • Louis Spohr

    Abendstille, opus 154 no6 (1854)

    Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Performer: Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Performer: Hartmut Höll.
    • Orfeo.
    • C 103 841A,.
    • 6.

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