Charles Halle in Paris - the 1840's
from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 72:
The greatest treat, however, was to sit with him at the piano and listen to innumerable fragments from half-forgotten beautiful works by Cherubini, Gluck, Bach, Palestrina, Marcello, ' tutti quanti.' It was only enough to mention one of them, whether it was a Gloria from one of Cherubini's Masses or a psalm by Marcello, to hear it played to perfection, until I came to the conclusion that he knew every bar of music ever written, and, what was more, could reproduce it immediately.
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. 72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427384862507 accessed: 30 March, 2023
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:47:42 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:08:03 +0100