Louisspohr

2150 T-2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named for the German composer and violinist Louis Spohr (1784-1859). At the age of 15 he became a violinist in the orchestra of the duke of Brunswick. He made many journeys throughout Europe to give concerts and founded a school for violinists. His eleven operas included Faust and Jessonda, and he also composed nine symphonies, 15 violin concerti and much chamber music. (M 30802)

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