Hector Berlioz in Paris

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), page 66:

[A]t the time when he [Berlioz] scored Weber's 'Invitation a la Yalse' for the orchestra, he made me play it to him, and when I had come to the point where, after the digression into C major, the theme is resumed in the original key, D flat, he interrupted me with the words, 'Apres tout, cela va,' confessing that from the perusal of the piece he had thought the modulation too harsh, and almost impossible.
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. 66. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427373268550 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Hector Berlioz
Composer
1803-1869

Listening to

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Invitation a la Valse
written by Carl Maria von Weber
performed by Halle

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:34:28 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:56:36 +0100