The Spohr Society of Great Britain was formed in 1969 as the British branch of the International Louis Spohr Society, then based in the German city of Kassel where Spohr spent most of his working life. Its objective was to promote the music of Louis Spohr (1784–1859), one of the towering figures on the musical scene of the first half of the nineteenth century.
The Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, circa 1850 (lithograph by J. M. Kurz) (private collection) Click on this or any other image within the site to view a larger version
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The Spohr Society of Great Britain is no longer active. However, this website will be retained as a focus for Spohr news and to include many of the articles from past Spohr Society journals, as well as providing a home for any future articles.
Organisations still very much involved in the discovery, documentation and promotion of Spohr and his work include
On 2 September 2018 the Traunstein Summer Concerts, a chamber-music festival held
annually at Traunstein in Bavaria since 1980, will include a performance by Anna
Lucia Richter (sop.), Blaz Sparovec (clarinet) and Nicholas Rimmer (pno.) of Nos.
4 to 6 from Spohr’s Six German Songs for soprano, clarinet and piano (op. 103). For
full details of the eight-day festival, see http://www.traunsteiner-sommerkonzerte.de.
SPOHR NEWS Updated 13 February 2018
Click here for a page from the BBC Radio 3 website containing information on Spohr
and audio files of broadcasts of his works and programmes discussing him.