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
To announce forthcoming events or submit enquiries relating to Spohr, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Concerts and other events will be advertised on this page.
The Spohr Society of Great Britain is no longer active.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
The Oriel Music Trust has just released 2 CDs of Spohr's The Fall of Babylon, sung
in English, from a 1985 BBC broadcast with the English Chamber Orchestra and the
Royal Choral Society conducted by Meredith Davies. The price is £14 + £3 p&p (UK).
Details of the Oriel Music Trust are on their web site http://orielmusic.org/ .
The Oriel Music Trust releases mainly recordings of BBC broadcasts and any profits
go to the "Help Musicians" charity.