Halle in Paris - the 1840's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), page 36:

When I first knew him [Chopin] he was still a charming companion, gay and full of life ; a few years later his bodily decline began ; he grew weaker and weaker, to such a degree, that when we dined together at Leo's or at other friends' houses, he had to be carried upstairs, even to the first floor. His spirits and his mental energy remained, nevertheless, unimpaired, a proof of which he gave one evening, when, after having written his sonata for piano and violoncello, he invited a small circle of friends to hear it played by himself and Franchomme. On our arrival we found him hardly able …   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. 36. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427194945090 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris


Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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sonata for piano and violoncello
written by Fryderyk Chopin
performed by Fryderyk Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:02:25 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:34:10 +0100