Charles Halle in Darmstadt - the 1830's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 28-29:

It was in Darmstadt also that I first heard a really fine orchestra powerful and well trained, to which our homely orchestra in Hagen could not be compared. The then grand duke was a great lover of music, a musician himself, and under his watchful care Hofkapellmeister Mangold had brought together a band equal to any of the best in Germany. To my great joy I was allowed to attend the rehearsals ; and these were most numerous, taking place almost daily, and apparently merely for the pleasure of the practice. They seemed to be the only occupation of the members of the orchestra; in fact in quiet…   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. 28-29. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Darmstadt


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Eroica Symphony
written by Beethoven

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 16:31:21 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:17:06 +0100