Halle in Paris - the 1840's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), page 90:

A choral society of amateurs had been formed in Paris under his direction, most of the members belonging to the highest aristocracy. At the rehearsals Princess Belgiojoso, an accomplished musician, accompanied on the piano. As an accompanist she had, however, serious faults, for she took great liberties with the time, treating what she had to play as if it had been a ' Nocturne ' or ' Ballade ' by Chopin, her admired master. During one of these rehearsals, at which I was present by invitation, a young German tenor, not perfectly at home in the French tongue, complained of these liberties by …   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. 90. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427404068051 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:07:48 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:31:46 +0100