Louis Spohr

Opera, Composer

1784 – 1859

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Who was Louis Spohr?

Louis Spohr, 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 his output, especially in Europe.

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Born
Apr 5, 1784
Braunschweig
Also known as
  • Spohr, Louis
  • Ludwig Spohr
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Nationality
  • Germany
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Lived in
  • Braunschweig
Died
Oct 22, 1859
Kassel

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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