Halle in Paris - December, 1836

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), pages 224-225:

The same evening I went to dine with Baron Eichthal, where I was very cordially treated, and where I heard Chopin. That was beyond all words. The few senses I had have quite left me. I could have jumped into the Seine. Everything I hear now seems so insignificant, that I would rather not hear it at all. Chopin! He is no man, he is an angel, a god (or what can I say more?). Chopin's compositions played by Chopin! That is a joy never to be surpassed. I shall describe his playing another time. Kalkbrenner compared to Chopin is a child. I say this with the completest conviction. During Chopin's …   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. 224-225. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428864230714 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1836
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:43:50 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:22:17 +0100