Halle in Paris - 1836

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), pages 31-32:

I received an invitation to dinner from the banker Mallet, to whom an uncle of mine, Harkort of Leipzig, had recommended me, and found myself sitting beside Chopin. The same evening I heard him play, and was fascinated beyond expression. It seemed to me as if I had got into another world, and all thought of Kalkbrenner was driven out of my mind. I sat entranced, filled with wonderment, and if the room had suddenly been peopled with fairies, I should not have been astonished. The marvellous charm, the poetry and originality, the perfect freedom and absolute lucidity of Chopin's playing at that …   more >>
cite as

Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 31-32. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427128625141 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

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 16:37:05 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:21:37 +0100