Charles Halle et al. in Paris - 5 December, 1837

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 66-67:

[O]n December 5, 1837, I went with him to the Hotel des Invalides to witness the first performance of his ' Requiem,' and was, therefore, an eye-witness of what took place on that occasion. Habeneck, after Berlioz the most accomplished chef d'orchestre in Paris, conducted by rights, and Berlioz sat in a chair near him. Habeneck, who conducted not only the Grand Opera but also the 'Concerts du Conservatoire,' had the habit of now and then putting his conducting stick down and listening complacently to the performance of his orchestra. It was, therefore, perhaps force of habit that made him …   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. 66-67. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Pittoni, Giuseppe Verdi, Berlioz, Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 December, 1837
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:24:21 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:57:41 +0100