Charles Halle in France

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 67-68:

Of his perfect command over the orchestra, Berlioz gave an extraordinary proof on the occasionof a grand concert given by him a few years later in the ' Cirque Franconi.' There had been a very long rehearsal in the morning, at which I was present, as I had to play Beethoven's G major concerto, then very seldom performed. After some hours' hard work Berlioz dismissed the orchestra ; I remained with him, and hardly had the last member of the band vanished when Berlioz struck his forehead, exclaiming : ' I have forgotten the overture ! ' He stood speechless for a few minutes, then said with …   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. 67-68. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427376645595 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: France

Listeners

Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Listening to

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G major Concerto
written by Beethoven
performed by Berlioz

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:30:46 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:58:47 +0100