Halle in Paris - September, 1843

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), page 75:

Great was my consternation when, on arriving in September at these much coveted rooms, I found that the building opposite was the Gymnase Musical Militaire, from which nearly all the regimental bands were recruited, and in which hundreds of young men practised the whole day long with open windows, weather permitting, all the wind instruments ever invented, all at the same time, every man in his own key, and doing his own exercises. No more infernal noise can be imagined and I was in despair, but I had signed a short lease and we were obliged to remain where we were.

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. 75. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427386399619 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Listening to

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regimental band music

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1843
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, solitary

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:13:19 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:23:24 +0100