Halle in Paris - 1838

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), page 63:

On one never-to-be-forgotten occasion, after I had played and we had enjoyed a long silence, Paganini rose and approached his violin-case. What then passed in me can hardly be imagined ; I was all in a tremble, and my heart thumped as if it would burst my chest ; in fact, no young swain going to the first rendezvous with his beloved could possibly feel more violent emotions. Paganini opened the case, took the violin out, and began to tune it carefully with his fingers without using the bow ; my agitation became almost intolerable. When he was satisfied, and I said to myself, with a lump in my …   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. 63. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427306369967 accessed: 25 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Experience Information

Date/Time 1838
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:59:30 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:57:29 +0100