Halle in Paris - 1836

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), pages 30-31:

I therefore approached him [Chopin] with considerable trepidation, and great was my disappointment when he told me that he no longer took pupils. He, however, kindly invited me to play something, to which he listened carefully, and then made some unpleasant remarks and advised me to take lessons from one of his pupils. As I was about to leave him he offered to play for me, saying that it might prove useful to me to hear him. I accepted eagerly and was full of expectation, when he sat down and played a new piece of his composition, entitled 'Le Fou,' one of the most reasonable and dullest …   more >>

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Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 30-31. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427128469377 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris


Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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'Le Fou'
written by Fryderyk Chopin
performed by Fryderyk Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1836
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:34:29 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:20:27 +0100