Autograf: Universitätsbibliothek Kassel - Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek der Stadt Kassel (D-Kl), Sign. 4° Ms. Hass. 287[Taylor, E.:26

Dr. Louis Spohr
Hesse Cassel
Red Lion Court
Fleet Street

June 2„ 1842

My Dear & honoured Friend

The bearer of this Letter is Mr. Tivendell a Violin player of this Country, who is very desirous of remaining some lessons from you on that instrument, and who has applied to me for an introduction to you.
I had the great delight of hearing your Sinfonia at the Philharmonic on Monday last1, which was very finely performed. I admire the genius you have displayed in it, & the consummate skill with which you have accomplished your bold & original idea. I inclose you a citation2 from the Morning Chronicle, because it will give you an idea of what is the opinion of some of our critics, altho’, in some prints, it entirely differs from my opinion. But we English are very dull of apprehension, & feel very little of the fruity(???) of Music.
We are waiting in the most anxious expectation for your next letter.
With best compliments to Madame Spohr.
believe me

My Dear Friend
Yours with the highest esteem
Edw. Taylor

Autor(en): Taylor, Edward
Adressat(en): Spohr, Louis
Erwähnte Personen: Tivendell, Henry
Erwähnte Kompositionen: Spohr, Louis : Irdisches und Göttliches im Menschenleben
Erwähnte Orte: London
Erwähnte Institutionen: Philharmonic Society <London>


Der letzte Brief dieser Korrespondenz ist Taylor an Spohr, 20.05.1842. Der Postweg dieses Briefs überschnitt sich mit dem von Spohr an Taylor, 10.06.1842. Spohr beantwortete diesen Brief am 18.06.1842.

[1] Zur Aufführung von Irdisches und Göttliches im Menschenleben am 30.05.1842 vgl. „The Philharmonic Society“, in: Morning Chronicle 31.05.1842, S. 5; J[ames] W[illiam] Davison, „Spohr‘s New Symphony, Earthliness and Godliness“, in: Musical World 17 (1842), S. 202ff.

[2] Vgl. Anm. 1.

Kommentar und Verschlagwortung, soweit in den Anmerkungen nicht anders angegeben: Karl Traugott Goldbach (11.01.2019).