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Louis Spohr

Louis Spohr ([ˈluːi ˈʃpo:ɐ], 5 April 1784 – 22 October 1859), baptized Ludewig Spohr, later often in the modern German form of the name Ludwig, 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 5th, 1784 (Brunswick), Died October 22nd, 1859 (Kassel)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6073 10-in. 4/1/1908 Eternal Mind the Potter is Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with chorus composer  
Victor B-16794 10-in. 11/19/1915 Eternal Mind the Potter is Mabelle A. Strock Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16928 10-in. 12/23/1915 Eternal Mind the Potter is Marguerite Dunlap Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19139 10-in. 1/29/1917 Eternal Mind the Potter is Beulah Gaylord Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-20088 12-in. 6/25/1917 Rose softly blooming Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-49854 12-in. 2/12/1929 La canción del olvido (Spanish song) Yehudi Menuhin ; Louis Persinger Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor CS-022377 12-in. 5/9/1938 Concerto no. 8, in A minor (Gesangscene) Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Albert Spalding Orchestra and violin composer  
Victor CS-022378 12-in. 5/9/1938 Concerto no. 8, in A minor (Gesangscene) Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Albert Spalding Orchestra and violin composer  
Victor CS-022379 12-in. 5/9/1938 Concerto no. 8, in A minor (Gesangscene) Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Albert Spalding Orchestra and violin composer  
Victor CS-022380 12-in. 5/9/1938 Concerto no. 8, in A minor (Gesangscene) Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Albert Spalding Orchestra and violin composer  
Columbia 98266 12-in. 5/5/1926 Eternal Mind the Potter is Lucy M. van de Mark Female vocal solo, with organ composer  
Brunswick 8595-8596 10-in. approximately Aug. 1922 Eternal Mind the Potter is Lloyd Simonson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spohr, Louis," accessed August 13, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103099.

Spohr, Louis. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103099.

"Spohr, Louis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 13 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103099

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