Heinrich Heine et al. in Paris - the 1830's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 57:

I had brought with me, after an excursion to Germany, the book of songs by Mendelssohn, in which the first is the setting of Heine's ' Auf Flugeln des Gesanges.' I spoke of it with enthusiasm to Heine, who came the same evening with Heller to the Eue Lafitte, most eager to hear this version of his poem. I had a feeble, but not altogether disagreeable tenor voice, and sang the ' Lied ' to him with all the expression I was capable of, and certainly correctly as regards the music. Great was my astonishment, and Heller's also, when at the conclusion he said in a disappointed tone, ' There is no …   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. 57. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427228597457 accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Heinrich Heine
Essayist, literary critic, Journalist, Poet
Composer, Pianist, Teacher

Listening to

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Auf Flugeln des Gesanges
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Charles Halle

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 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:23:17 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:50:44 +0100