logo_origin.jpg Louis Spohr - young self-portrait Louis Spohr - mature portrait
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.
Kassel Friedrichsplatz c. 1850
The Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, circa 1850
(lithograph by J. M. Kurz) (private collection)

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To announce forthcoming events or submit enquiries relating to Spohr, please
e-mail enquiries@spohr-society.org.uk . Concerts and other events
will be advertised on this page.
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The Spohr Society of Great Britain is no longer active.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
Spohr Museum, Kassel (German text)
Louis Spohr Stiftung (German text)

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.  

SPOHR NEWS   13 June 2017