Halle in Paris - the 1830's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), pages 39-40:

With Thalberg there came a new sensation in the same year. Totally unlike in style to either Chopin or Liszt, he was admirable and unimpeachable in his own way. His performances were wonderfully finished and accurate, giving the impression that a wrong note was an impossibility. His tone was round and beautiful, the clearness of his passage, playing crystal-like, and he had brought to the utmost perfection the method, identified with his name, of making a melody stand out distinctly through a maze of brilliant passages. He did not appeal to the emotions, except those of wonder, for his …   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. 39-40. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427216827077 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1830's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:07:07 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:41:23 +0100