in Paris - 1848

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860), pages 405-406:

The celebrated critic A. Schindler thus wrote of my father in 1841... Three days after my arrival in Paris (in January of last year) I received an invitation to a musical soiree at Erard's. In the amiable note occurred the phrase : " You will meet many artists and literary celebrities, and will also find several fellowcountrymen." The assembly must have numbered over four hundred persons, more than half of them ladies, among whom I could not find a single good-looking one, perhaps in consequence of having been spoilt by the frequentation of German salons and concert-rooms. It was otherwise …   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. 405-406. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432980734055 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Experience Information

Date/Time 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 30 May 2015 11:12:14 +0100
Approved on Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:36:26 +0000