Stephen Heller in Paris - December, 1874

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), page 301:

When one comes away from a fine performance of an opera, or the perfect execution of a symphony, one likes to recall the pleasure by going through the score on the piano. This I did after hearing you play Chopin's ' Nocturne ' and ' Barcarolle.' I had never judged these two works according to their value. I had rarely heard them, and incompletely, and I had never been tempted to read them myself, being frightened by the difficulties they present. Your truly incomparable execution entirely modified my opinion. So interpreted, one recognises their great merit, their great value ; they are worthy…   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. 301. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429096129044 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Stephen Heller
Composer, Pianist, Teacher
1813-1888

Listening to

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Nocturne
written by Fryderyk Chopin
performed by Halle

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1874
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:08:49 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:52:41 +0100