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Composer of the Week: Spohr


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She took her harp to the party and it was Spohrwho asked herto play. "I was so deeply moved," the composer remembered, "that I could scarcely restrain my tears. Bowing in silence, I took my leave - but my heart remained behind." Donald Macleod recounts
Spohr's courtship and marriage to the harpist Dorothea Scheidler and their concert tours together across Europe, and Spohr's first operatic appointments. Larghetto (Sonata Concertante in G, Op 115) Susann McDonald (harp), Louis Kaufmann (violin)
Notturno in C for wind instruments and Turkish band, Op 34 (excerpt) Consortium Classicum
Aria: Here It Glows, Pure Affection (Faust, Actl) Diane Jennings (soprano), Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Moull
String Quartet in C, Op 45 No New Budapest Quartet


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Harpist: Dorothea Scheidler
Violin: Louis Kaufmann
Soprano: Diane Jennings
Conductor: Geoffrey Moull

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Composer of the Week: Spohr

BBC Radio 3, 19 June 2001 9.00

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