The Influence of Louis Spohr on the Music of his Time


The International Louis Spohr Society in association with the Music Department of the University of Kassel on the occasion of the reopening of the Kassel Louis Spohr Museum are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium on „The Influence of Louis Spohr on the Music of his Time”, to be held in Kassel on saturday 24 October 2009.

Sessions for individual papers are expected to develop the following themes, although other proposals in other relevant areas will also be welcome:

* Spohr’s influence on other composers,
* Spohr and his student’s compositions,
* Spohr and the 19th century school of violin technique,
* the reception of Spohr’s music.

The official language of the conference is German. Papers are limited to 20 minutes in length, with time following for discussion. Please send a proposal and a short curriculum vitae to

Submission deadline: 5 May 2009 to