Charles Halle in Duchy of Limburg - the 1830's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 21-22:

Now and then he took me on a fine afternoon as far as Limburg, a small town with a beautifully situated castle on the top of a hill, the residence of the Prince of Hohen-Limburg...The whole company, prince included, sang in chorus a simple German ditty, ' Der La-la-la-la-Laudon rilckt an ' (Laudon advances), repeated innumerably ; the fun consisting in the manner in which the leader (my father) started each repeat, which, the whole company had to imitate, now giving it out in full stentorian voice, then in a whisper, now in sentimental adagio fashion, then in humorous dance rhythm, now …   more >>

cite as

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. 21-22. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Duchy of Limburg


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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' Der La-la-la-la-Laudon rilckt an'

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1830's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:00:02 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:14:29 +0100