in Westphalia - 1827

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

My efforts at these concerts were, however, not confined to the drums. Having once played a little solo on the piano at the age of four, my kind friends, and I believe the whole town consisted of them wanted to judge every year of my progress, and I had, therefore, to play at least once every season gradually more and more important pieces. One of these appearances has left a lasting impression upon my mind. I was then eight years old, and played the variations by Ferdinand Ries on ' Am Rhein, am Rhein, da wachsen uns're Keben,' a stock piece at that time of a very brilliant character. …   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. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426867058637 accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Westphalia

Listening to

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Am Rhein, am Rhein, da wachsen uns're Keben
written by Ferdinand Ries
performed by Charles Halle

Experience Information

Date/Time 1827
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:57:38 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:46:12 +0100