Halle in Paris - 1836

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), pages 37-38:

A few days after having made the acquaintance of Chopin, I heard Liszt for the first time at one of his concerts, and went home with a feeling of thorough dejection. Such marvels of executive skill and power I could never have imagined. He was a giant, and Eubinstein spoke the truth when, at the time when his own triumphs were greatest, he said that, in comparison with Liszt, all other pianists were children. Chopin carried you with him into a dreamland, in which you would have liked to dwell for ever ; Liszt was all sunshine and dazzling splendour, subjugating his hearers with a power 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. 37-38. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427195583685 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:13:03 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:38:14 +0100