in Paris - the 1830's

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

The Parisian artistic and literary society, at that time, was so constituted that to know a few men of mark was to know them all, and certainly more by luck than by any merit, I soon found myself at home in circles of which I had read and dreamed, but which I had not hoped to enter. Gradually I had then to throw off my reserve and to play when I was asked, confining myself to excerpts from Beethoven and a few other composers. I met with success and encouragement, but for three years I resisted all attempts to make me appear in public, for which I did not feel myself ripe.
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. 40. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427216985938 accessed: 26 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:09:46 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:42:24 +0100