1834 · Leipzig
Small publisher's handstamp to lower left corner of title.
Some foxing; title slightly soiled; repair to final leaf of Violino primo part; minor paper imperfections.
A very good copy overall, printed on good quality paper. First Edition. Rare. Göthel p. 121. WorldCat (1 copy only, at the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam). Spohr's original concerto was published in 1827, also by Peters.
Otto ("Othon") Gerke (1807-1878) was a student of Spohr. Initially famous as a violinist, he served as music director in Paderborn, Westphalia, at the time of the present arrangement.
"Spohr's early fame was founded on his compositions for the violin and it is his concertos that are, in general, the most outstanding of his early works... Spohr's later full-scale violin concertos... (especially no.11) are more symphonic... The difficulty of the solo parts, yet their avoidance of empty virtuosity, did much to stimulate the development of the classic 19th-century school of German violin playing." Clive Brown in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 25963)