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(1784 - 1859)
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Spohr, Louis: "Fantasia" pour harpe en ut mineur

"Fantasia" for Harp in C Minor
Opus 35
Louis Spohr

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Composer :Louis SpohrLouis Spohr (1784 - 1859)
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Louis SpohrMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1807
Copyright :Public Domain
Louis Spohr (1784 - 1859) was born and raised in the North German duchy of Brunswick, and the eldest of six children, Louis Spohr became one of the towering talents of the first half of the nineteenth century, winning a brilliant reputation as virtuoso violinist, teacher, composer and conductor.

Living through a period of extraordinary musical development ? indeed, both Mozart's Figaro and Wagner's Tristan were composed during his lifetime ? Spohr was considered by his contemporaries to be worthy of a place in the pantheon of the great musicians, alongside Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. He is also credited with the invention of the violin chin-rest, with being the first to use the baton when conducting an orchestra, with the introduction of rehearsal numbers in orchestral scores, and with his innovative use of a special compositional technique when writing for the single-action pedal harp of his time, which he himself called 'the difference of the keys'.

Until recent years, apart from op 35 and op 36, Spohr?s compositions for the harp were little known. The legacy brought to light since the establishment of the Spohr Gesellschaft in Kassel, the English Spohr Society, the American Spohr Society and the wonderful Göthel thematic catalogue (1981) has revealed an important body of harp music, whether solo, chamber or concertante works with orchestra, now being extensively recorded and published.

When Louis Spohr came to Gotha in 1805 as Orchestra Leader, he met Dorette Scheidler, an excellent and skilful harpist, who became his wife. Her talent as a harpist prompted Spohr´s interest in this instrument and stimulated him into creating many new and diverse musical compositions, such as, Solo for harp; Sonates and Concertantes for violin and harp; Trios for violin and cello etc. Amongst the harp solo works we find the Fantasy in C-minor, op. 35 -- known as the "most significant and ingenious musical composition realised for the harp during these years" (Written in The Allgem. musikal Zeitung, Leipzig 10/27/1807)
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