in Paris - 1844

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), page 85:

And so I played at the Conservatoire [Concerts du Conservatoire] most unexpectedly in 1844, and had every reason to be satisfied with the reception that was accorded to me. I had chosen Beethoven's E flat concerto, my interpretation of which met with almost general approval. I say ' almost ' because after the performance a much respected member of the orchestra, Urban, the principal viola, apostrophised me with: 'Why do you change Beethoven?' I had not really changed anything in the text, but, misled by the example of Liszt, I used then for the sake of effect to play some passages in octaves …   more >>
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Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 85. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427401576006 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listening to

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Concerto in E Flat
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Halle

Experience Information

Date/Time 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:26:16 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:26:43 +0100