Hector Berlioz et al. in Paris - 5 December, 1837

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), pages 66-67:

[O]n December 5, 1837, I went with him to the Hotel des Invalides to witness the first performance of his ' Requiem,' and was, therefore, an eye-witness of what took place on that occasion. Habeneck, after Berlioz the most accomplished chef d'orchestre in Paris, conducted by rights, and Berlioz sat in a chair near him. Habeneck, who conducted not only the Grand Opera but also the 'Concerts du Conservatoire,' had the habit of now and then putting his conducting stick down and listening complacently to the performance of his orchestra. It was, therefore, perhaps force of habit that made him …   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. 66-67. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427376261167 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris


Hector Berlioz
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

hide composers
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pittoni, Hector Berlioz, Giuseppe Verdi

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 December, 1837
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:24:21 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:57:41 +0100