Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860)

Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (written work, Book)

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1426843794193: My father, Frederick Halle...was organist of the p...

1426844063320: Often was I lulled to sleep, when a baby, by the d...

1426844423738: I have only learned in later years that my babyhoo...

1426867299626: In course of time I was cured of the measles, but ...

1426867473041: It became an amusement to them [Charles parents] a...

1426870208047: In August 1828, my father took me to Cassel, a dri...

1426870645012: [Louis Spohr] insisted upon my giving a concert in...

1427124060123: Hagen was visited every season by a travelling tro...

1427124354563: Few concert-givers visited our town, which offered...

1427124595393: So, until the age of fifteen, I continued this mos...

1427128280641: It was in Darmstadt also that I first heard a real...

1427128625141: I received an invitation to dinner from the banker...

1427193028070: For some months I hardly ever left my rooms, and o...

1427193805346: His [Chopin's] public appearances were few and far...

1427194289463: One day, long after I had emerged from my retireme...

1427195098003: In spite of his declining physical strength, the c...

1427195277640: The last time I saw him [Chopin] was in England ; ...

1427195363078: I had the pleasure afterwards to welcome him [Cho...

1427195583685: A few days after having made the acquaintance of C...

1427216215328: At an orchestral concert given by him and conduct...

1427216492110: It may serve to characterise the state of musical ...

1427216827077: With Thalberg there came a new sensation in the sa...

1427216985938: The Parisian artistic and literary society, at tha...

1427218053266: During this time of labour I was visited one day, ...

1427226612166: The next Sunday evening I presented myself at the...

1427227295940: I was happy to meet a man [Stephen Heller] whose w...

1427228164732: My circumstances were gradually improving, thanks ...

1427228597457: I had brought with me, after an excursion to Germa...

1427306090471: [Paganini] invited me to visit him, an invitation ...

1427306369967: On one never-to-be-forgotten occasion, after I had...

1427373268550: [A]t the time when he [Berlioz] scored Weber's 'In...

1427376261167: [O]n December 5, 1837, I went with him to the Hote...

1427376645595: Of his perfect command over the orchestra, Berlioz...

1427376806996: This absolute command over the orchestra I had alr...

1427377429403: It was in the year 1840 that I overcame my scruple...

1427383935626: [A]t Hiller's house, where we usually met, I becam...

1427384393866: Mendelssohn's playing was not exactly that of a ' ...

1427384489066: He [Mendelsohnn] was also a great organist, and I ...

1427384862507: The greatest treat, however, was to sit with him a...

1427385418826: It is well known that when he [Mendelssohn] revive...

1427386104563: On a renewed visit to Frankfort in the autumn of 1...

1427390075008: Musical afternoons became gradually more and more ...

1427390967971: Ingres was passionately fond of music a passion sh...

1427391418371: In 1845 I made my first acquaintance with England,...

1427395332010: The directors of the Philharmonic Society had deci...

1427395637709: I had brought a few letters of introduction with m...

1427400569817: One evening, returning on foot from a late party, ...

1427401576006: And so I played at the Conservatoire [Concerts du ...

1427402564358: One scene I witnessed characterises another side o...

1427403873436: On another occasion, at a concert given for the be...

1427404068051: A choral society of amateurs had been formed in Pa...

1427404451322: Two concerts had been given when the Revolution br...

1427405203657: I saw several times at my friend Leo's house, was...

1427451529353: In his [Chevalier de Bunsen, the Prussian Ambassa...

1427451806030: Moscheles had often been at my house in Paris, eve...

1427453513060: Often I was fetched from my house even as late as ...

1427453670449: On its [a sonata] completion, Moscheles gave a gr...

1427456085583: Not long after my arrival in Manchester I had occa...

1427456243069: At the next concert I was engaged to play the E f...

1427456325783: During the same month of August Chopin came, play...

1427456450338: In the winter of 1848-49 I ventured upon a series ...

1427456648370: The summer season of '49 I spent in London, where ...

1427469809309: On my return to Manchester after the summer season...

1427470093093: During the winter of 1849-50 I proposed to Ernst t...

1427470981972: A clergyman of middle age appeared one day at my h...

1427471871517: [T]here came in the winter of 1855 the offer to co...

1427473210289: In the winter 1852-53 the number of subscribers to...

1427473322896: Molique had a horror of cats, but, strange to say,...

1427473623222: During my annual sojourns in London I made the acq...

1427473913308: Thackeray and Dickens had a certain liking for mus...

1427474573501: In 1856 Manchester began to prepare for the ' Art ...

1427475504371: When the exhibition closed its doors in October, 1...

1427792323954: Beethoven's symphony in C major headed the first p...

1427795665968: One performance of the first-named of these operas...

1427795942429: Another unrehearsed effect enlivened one of the pe...

1427796487907: On January 25, 1860, the work [Gluck's Iphigenie e...

1427796822408: Lord Dudley, that munificent patron of the arts, a...

1427797634923: A great love for it I [Charles E. Halle] do indeed...

1427799957891: Seven years ago he [Sir Charles Halle] led such an...

1427800746440: [W]hen the first notes of his band peal through th...

1427800916495: Last night a wet, splashy February evening every s...

1427812239235: Dear Sir [Sir Charles Halle], Having had the pleas...

1427816831052: Another most amusing adventure was also connected ...

1427817642673: Here [Kensington] on Sunday afternoons in summer, ...

1427828012465: [I]n the quiet of his study, the room he [Sir Char...

1427828438153: In 1880 my father brought out a work at his orches...

1427828668886: The following year, 1881, my father took his band ...

1427828977230: I went to Manchester for the first performance of ...

1427829060504: At the end of one of his [Sir Charles Halle] conce...

1427829294703: Another gift my father possessed, and which never ...

1427829542676: Once, when about to go on the platform to play the...

1428829925621: Carl Mangold, the violinist, and I have become int...

1428830036998: The 'cellist, Wilhelm Mangold, who has no piano at...

1428831408651: I practise harder and harder, and have bought some...

1428856242671: My life here is exceedingly pleasant ; it is quite...

1428856536083: The Court Orchestra, which contains from sixty to ...

1428862548164: The day after Kalkbrenner's return I went to see h...

1428862933530: Next day I went to Osborne [George Alexander Osbor...

1428864230714: The same evening I went to dine with Baron Eichtha...

1428865265881: I have now heard him [Liszt] twice : at the rehear...

1428915633563: [L]ast Wednesday he [Sir Charles Halle] played a C...

1428916140908: Above all give me news of your work, dear Heller.....

1428917040472: Sivori was here lately, at the Free Trade Hall, bu...

1428917172953: Sainton played a fortnight ago at the Concert Hall...

1428917779781: I [Mr John Ella] saw the L.'s in Paris, en route f...

1428918613168: [T]he new choral society, of which I had laid the ...

1428918879449: Yesterday I [Sir Charles Halle] first rehearsed wi...

1428919119260: There were a great many people yesterday, in a cha...

1428919463054: I have been at Baden since yesterday... I spent n...

1428933766192: I assisted at the rehearsal of a grand concert, wh...

1428933960015: Yesterday s concert was a great success, and I [St...

1429007281046: The journey from Manchester to London never seemed...

1429010327455: I have at this moment (10 p.m.) arrived from Winds...

1429011927278: We were hardly there [back in their room at Windso...

1429012883840: The Princess was most amiable and kept me till nea...

1429013457101: One thing I [Sir William Fairbairn ] however know,...

1429016870766: At the station I got into the midst of a regiment ...

1429018030044: [A]t five o'clock I received the message that the ...

1429096129044: When one comes away from a fine performance of an ...

1429177943763: I have been twice with the Queen and Princess, and...

1429178540655: Yesterday morning at nine o'clock I had the rehear...

1429179285505: So I have at last played in Vienna, and may say th...

1429179526585: The Huddersfield Festival was really a great succe...

1429179741385: Yesterday I went to Birmingham to hear a rehearsal...

1429179869162: Since I wrote last I have been to Birmingham and h...

1429180172339: I have to deal with a committee that makes many m...

1429180351004: Yesterday's concert began at the equally stupid ho...

1429181397048: 'Parsifal,' yesterday, made a very deep impression...

1429182457283: Great things are said here of Saint-Saens' Symphon...

1429192766834: In the afternoon we saw a good many things, and at...

1430077453874: Rehearsal at the Concert Hall in the evening. Hayd...

1430078174559: Molique arrived towards four o'clock and accompani...

1430079013844: To-day's concert, the third, was not quite so well...

1430079724342: Finished reading Marschner's ' Vampire.' The work ...

1430079918628: The last day of the year ; a day on which there wa...

1430080973751: At 11 looked up Mr. Gunton to talk over the perfor...

1430250778404: Left Leeds at 7.20 and arrived at Greenheys toward...

1430250889689: Dinner at Mrs. Grundy's, where I met Professor Sco...

1430251284601: In the evening [I had a ] choral rehearsal at the ...

1430252601104: At 3 o'clock I dined with the Charles Souchays, an...

1430253311696: In the evening choral and orchestral rehearsal of ...

1430255036032: The performance of the 'Elijah' this evening was i...

1430255876765: The public quite as numerous, but very intelligent...

1430256193639: Worked at the analysis of Schumann's trio for the ...

1430256432892: The St. Cecilia [concert] was not well attended, m...

1430257242304: Thursday, the 22nd, the day of our first concert.....

1432549988902: The concert yesterday, our fifth, was fuller than ...

1432550344120: The concert on Saturday was again crowded; the pla...

1432551460528: Friday morning we left for Ballarat...The concert ...

1432551770570: To-day is a good day for practice, and I must say ...

1432551951993: Mr. Wilson called at twelve o'clock with a little ...

1432552568667: The concert on Saturday was perhaps the most succe...

1432553524389: Shortly after we had to dress to drive to Governme...

1432553767793: In spite of the pouring rain, the concert last nig...

1432554445348: Both the last concerts in Sydney, on Friday and Sa...

1432554931157: The two concerts have gone off well, but without i...

1432759197037: The concert in the evening was again very full. It...

1432760056097: The ' Emperor ' Concerto made a great impression l...

1432760180759: The Beethoven Concerto on Thursday evening had an ...

1432760363658: Yesterday I had a rehearsal of Beethoven's C Minor...

1432760533751: [O]ur farewell concert in the evening...went off s...

1432760733953: To-day at 11 o'clock the Mayor received us in the ...

1432760809154: Yesterday evening we dined with Lord and Lady Kint...

1432760969231: The first concert here was a great surprise to us....

1432761177621: In the evening we went to hear the Cathedral choir...

1432761859718: I [Sir Charles] wrote to you from Cape Town, where...

1432761990637: Saturday evening the concert took place in a very ...

1432762447065: The tickets were only 2s. and Is., but the very fi...

1432980734055: The celebrated critic A. Schindler thus wrote of m...

author

Halle

published in

1896

editor/compiler

Marie Hallé

C.E. Hallé

publisher

London Smith Elder

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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)
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