German Classical period composer, violinist, conductor, teacher, and musical inventor and innovator Louis Spohr (1784-1859) once rivaled Beethoven in popularity and towered over many contemporaries also physically with his height of 6 feet, 7 inches. He was a nineteenth century version of a Renaissance man, with interests and abilities in various arts, sciences, and sports. Among his best known works are the opera Jessonda and the oratorio Die letzten Dinge (The Last Judgment). As a conductor, he supported and championed many, including some whose styles were vastly different from his own.
Classic Cat: Spohr
Directory of mp3s on the internet that have been made available by their performing artists.
Classical Archives: Louis Spohr
Biography and music files offered in MIDI format.
Naxos: Spohr, Louis
Brief biography and caricature with summaries of orchestral and chamber music and stage works with recommended recordings.
Spohr, Louis (1784 - 1859), Germany
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
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