Charles Halle in Paris - the 1840's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 77-78:

The charm of Parisian life at that period was that in certain ' salons,' on fixed evenings in the week, most of these ' mighty ones ' were to be met. Such a 'salon' was that of Armand Bertinmade delightful as much by the charm of his wife as by his own intellectual power. It was there that I often met M. [Jean-Auguste-Dominique] Ingres, and had the honour of playing some of Mozart's violin sonatas with him. Great artist as he was, with an immense reputation, he thought less of his painting than of his violin playing, which, to say the least of it, was vile. He generally was so moved by any …   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. 77-78. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Mozart's violin sonatas
written by Mozart
performed by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:22:51 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:30:36 +0100