Halle in Paris - mid 19th Century

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), pages 72-73:

It is well known that when he [Mendelssohn] revived Bach's 'Passion Music,' and conducted the first performance of that immortal work after it had been dormant for about a century. He found, stepping to the conductor's desk, that a score similar in binding and thickness, but of another work, had been brought by mistake. He conducted this amazingly complicated work by heart, turning leaf after leaf of the book he had before him, in order not to create any feeling of uneasiness on the part of the executants.
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. 72-73. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427385418826 accessed: 25 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:56:58 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:14:01 +0100