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Spohr, Louis (1784-1859)  
Spohr in 1836. Portrait by Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Theodor Roux (1806-1880)

Louis Spohr

born: 5 April 1784
died: 22 October 1859
country: Germany

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Spohr was born in the north German city of Brunswick on 5 April 1784, the first child of Carl Heinrich Spohr, a doctor who was a pioneer of homeopathic medicine, and his wife, Juliane Ernestine Luise, daughter of the Lutheran minister at the city’s main church. Both parents were keen amateur musicians and at the age of five young Louis was given his first violin, an instrument that still survives in the Brunswick state museum. He made considerable progress on it during his childhood studies and at the age of fifteen joined the Duke of Brunswick’s court orchestra before going on to establish himself as the leading German violinist of his day. When only twenty-one he won his first major post with his appointment as music director at the court of Gotha (1805–12), before moving on to positions in Vienna (1813–15), Frankfurt (1817–19) and finally Kassel (1822–57), where he died on 22 October 1859 nearly two years after his retirement. Spohr also made many concert tours throughout Europe with his first wife, the harp virtuoso Dorette Scheidler, including a long-awaited trip through Italy in 1816–17 and a visit to Paris in 1820–21.

from notes by Keith Warsop © 2011

Albums
'Spohr & Onslow: Piano Sonatas' (CDA67947)
Spohr & Onslow: Piano Sonatas
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'Spohr, Mysliveček & Viotti: Violin Concertos' (CDA66840)
Spohr, Mysliveček & Viotti: Violin Concertos
'Spohr: Clarinet Concertos Nos 1 & 2' (CDA67509)
Spohr: Clarinet Concertos Nos 1 & 2
'Spohr: Clarinet Concertos Nos 3 & 4' (CDA67561)
Spohr: Clarinet Concertos Nos 3 & 4
'Spohr: Double Quartets' (CDD22014)
Spohr: Double Quartets
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'Spohr: Octet & Nonet' (CDA66699)
Spohr: Octet & Nonet
'Spohr: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2' (CDA67616)
Spohr: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2
'Spohr: Symphonies Nos 3 & 6' (CDA67788)
Spohr: Symphonies Nos 3 & 6
'Spohr: Symphonies Nos 4 & 5' (CDA67622)
Spohr: Symphonies Nos 4 & 5
'Spohr: Symphonies Nos 7 & 9' (CDA67939)
Spohr: Symphonies Nos 7 & 9
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'Spohr: Symphonies Nos 8 & 10' (CDA67802)
Spohr: Symphonies Nos 8 & 10
'Echoes of a Waterfall' (CDH55128)
Echoes of a Waterfall
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 17 – Liszt at the Opera II' (CDA66571/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 17 – Liszt at the Opera II
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'Mysliveček, Viotti & Spohr: Violin Concertos' (CDA66840)
Mysliveček, Viotti & Spohr: Violin Concertos
'Onslow & Spohr: Piano Sonatas' (CDA67947)
Onslow & Spohr: Piano Sonatas
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'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Songs by Schubert's contemporaries' (CDJ33051/3)
Songs by Schubert's contemporaries
'The Clarinet in Concert' (CDD22017)
The Clarinet in Concert
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'Viotti, Spohr & Mysliveček: Violin Concertos' (CDA66840)
Viotti, Spohr & Mysliveček: Violin Concertos
Complete works available for download
Clarinet Concerto No 1 in C minor, Op 26 Michael Collins (clarinet), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Robin O'Neill (conductor)
Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat major, Op 57 Michael Collins (clarinet), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Robin O'Neill (conductor)
Clarinet Concerto No 3 in F minor, WoO19 Michael Collins (clarinet), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Robin O'Neill (conductor)
Clarinet Concerto No 4 in E minor, WoO20 Michael Collins (clarinet), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Robin O'Neill (conductor)
Double Quartet No 1 in D minor, Op 65 The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
Double Quartet No 2 in E flat major, Op 77 The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
Double Quartet No 3 in E minor, Op 87 The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
Double Quartet No 4 in G minor, Op 136 The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
Erlkönig, Op 154 No 4 Gerald Finley (baritone), Marianne Thorsen (violin), Graham Johnson (piano)
Festmarsch in D major, WoO3 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Grand Concert Overture in F major, WoO1 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Introduzione in D major, WoO5 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Mignons Lied 'Kennst du das Land?', Op 37 No 1 Susan Gritton (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Nonet in F major, Op 31 The Gaudier Ensemble
Octet in E major, Op 32 The Gaudier Ensemble
Piano Sonata in A flat major, Op 125 Howard Shelley (piano)
Potpourri in F major, Op 80 Michael Collins (clarinet), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Robin O'Neill (conductor)
Rondoletto in G major, Op 149 Howard Shelley (piano)
Symphony No 1 in E flat major, Op 20 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Symphony No 10 in E flat major, WoO8 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Symphony No 2 in D minor, Op 49 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Symphony No 4 in F major 'Die Weihe der Töne', Op 86 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 102 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Symphony No 6 in G major, Op 116 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Symphony No 7 in C major 'The earthly and divine in human life', Op 121 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 137 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Symphony No 9 in B minor 'The Seasons', Op 143 Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Shelley (conductor)
Variations in B flat major, WoO15 Michael Collins (clarinet), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Robin O'Neill (conductor)
Variations in B flat major, WoO15 Dame Thea King (clarinet), English Chamber Orchestra, James Judd (conductor)
Variations on 'Je suis encore dans mon printemps', Op 36 Susan Drake (harp)
Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor 'in modo di scena cantante', Op 47 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
FRANZ LISZT  (1811-1886)
Die Rose – Romance von Louis Spohr [aus dem Singspiel Zemire und Azor], S571 Leslie Howard (piano)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Allerneueste Periode 1840: Allegro vivace  Movement 4 of Symphony No 6 in G major, Op 116 (Spohr)
Andante – Allegro moderato  Overture of Der Fall Babylons, WoO63 (Spohr)
Autumn. L'istesso tempo  Part 2 No 3 of Symphony No 9 in B minor 'The Seasons', Op 143 (Spohr)
Bach-Händel'sche Periode 1720: Largo grave – Allegro moderato – Pastorale – Tempo I  Movement 1 of Symphony No 6 in G major, Op 116 (Spohr)
Beethoven'sche Periode 1810: Scherzo – Trio  Movement 3 of Symphony No 6 in G major, Op 116 (Spohr)
Clarinet Concerto No 1 in C minor, Op 26 (Spohr)
Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat major, Op 57 (Spohr)
Clarinet Concerto No 3 in F minor, WoO19 (Spohr)
Clarinet Concerto No 4 in E minor, WoO20 (Spohr)
Das befreite Deutschland, WoO64 (Spohr)
Der Fall Babylons, WoO63 (Spohr)
Der Zweikampf mit der Geliebten, WoO50 (Spohr)
Die Rose – Romance von Louis Spohr [aus dem Singspiel Zemire und Azor], S571 (Liszt/Spohr)
Double Quartet No 1 in D minor, Op 65 (Spohr)
Double Quartet No 2 in E flat major, Op 77 (Spohr)
Double Quartet No 3 in E minor, Op 87 (Spohr)
Double Quartet No 4 in G minor, Op 136 (Spohr)
Erlkönig, Op 154 No 4 (Spohr)
Festmarsch in D major, WoO3 (Spohr)
Final victory of the divine: Presto – Adagio  Movement 3 of Symphony No 7 in C major 'The earthly and divine in human life', Op 121 (Spohr)
Grand Concert Overture in F major, WoO1 (Spohr)
Haydn-Mozart'sche Periode 1780: Larghetto  Movement 2 of Symphony No 6 in G major, Op 116 (Spohr)
Introduzione in D major, WoO5 (Spohr)
Mignons Lied 'Kennst du das Land?', Op 37 No 1 (Spohr)
Nonet in F major, Op 31 (Spohr)
Octet in E major, Op 32 (Spohr)
Piano Sonata in A flat major, Op 125 (Spohr)
Potpourri in F major, Op 80 (Spohr)
Rondoletto in G major, Op 149 (Spohr)
Spring. Moderato – Presto – Moderato  Part 1 No 3 of Symphony No 9 in B minor 'The Seasons', Op 143 (Spohr)
Summer. Largo  Part 2 No 1 of Symphony No 9 in B minor 'The Seasons', Op 143 (Spohr)
Symphony No 1 in E flat major, Op 20 (Spohr)
Symphony No 10 in E flat major, WoO8 (Spohr)
Symphony No 2 in D minor, Op 49 (Spohr)
Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78 (Spohr)
Symphony No 4 in F major 'Die Weihe der Töne', Op 86 (Spohr)
Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 102 (Spohr)
Symphony No 6 in G major, Op 116 (Spohr)
Symphony No 7 in C major 'The earthly and divine in human life', Op 121 (Spohr)
Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 137 (Spohr)
Symphony No 9 in B minor 'The Seasons', Op 143 (Spohr)
The age of passion: Larghetto – Allegro moderato  Movement 2 of Symphony No 7 in C major 'The earthly and divine in human life', Op 121 (Spohr)
The world of childhood. Introduzione: Adagio – Allegretto  Movement 1 of Symphony No 7 in C major 'The earthly and divine in human life', Op 121 (Spohr)
Variations in B flat major, WoO15 (Spohr)
Variations on 'Je suis encore dans mon printemps', Op 36 (Spohr)
Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor 'in modo di scena cantante', Op 47 (Spohr)
Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?  First line to Erlkönig, Op 154 No 4 (Spohr)
Winter. Allegro maestoso  Part 1 No 1 of Symphony No 9 in B minor 'The Seasons', Op 143 (Spohr)
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