Charles Halle in Hagen - the 1820's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 5-6:

My functions at the subscription concerts were of a different nature. I had taught myself the violin up to a certain degree, in the hope of being enrolled as an amateur second violin, but it so happened that the gentleman who played the kettle-drums left the town, and I, although seven years old, was considered so good a time- keeper that my father promoted me to that important and dangerous post. And for eight years did I hold it, though not altogether to my credit ; for although I found no difficulty in coming in at the right time, perhaps on the third beat after fifty-seven bars' rest, I…   more >>

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Charles Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 5-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426866679584 accessed: 29 June, 2022

location of experience: Hagen

Listeners

Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Listening to

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military band music

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1820's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:51:19 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:41:56 +0100