|[Left: self portrait of Spohr|
Right: self portrait of C.F. David]
Our second artist is Louis (Ludwig) Spohr (1784 - 1859), a German composer, violinist and conductor very underrated in present times but who enjoyed great popularity in his period. Search the web and your local library/bookshop for their biographies if you want to learn more.
For the audio segment I selected Violin Concerto No.7 in E minor (Op38), played by the Bratislava Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Libor Pesek and violin solo by Takako Nishizaki. Now, click play and look carefully at all the works here, travel inside the world Friedrich tried to share with us, let your imagination flow, your mind wander.
|1810 - Abbey in the oakwood|
|1815 - View of a Harbour|
|1818 - The Wanderer|
|1821 - Moonrise by Sea|
|1822 - Midday|
|1822 - Woman at the Window|
|1823 - Sea of Ice|
|1830 - Two men contemplating the Moon - Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1835 - Periods of Life|
|1835 - The Dreamer - State Hermitage Museum|
* - The two events are evidently not related yet I symbolically present them as two important moments in art and world history respectively.