the 1820's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 7:

In course of time I was cured of the measles, but they left a very serious inflammation of the eyes, in consequence of which I was shut up for weeks in a dark room. There was a piano in it, and as soon as I felt strong enough I began to practise all my pieces from memory in the dark, having to feel for the keyboard, for there was not the slightest glimmer of light. I still remember how amused I was with certain variations by Abbe Gelinck (a very popular composer then, but now totally forgotten), in which there were many rapid crossings of the hands, and how delighted I was when at last I could…   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. 7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426867299626 accessed: 22 September, 2021

Listening to

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variations
written by Abbe Gelinck
performed by Charles Halle

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:01:39 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:47:37 +0100