Charles Halle in Richmond - 1845

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 81-82:

The directors of the Philharmonic Society had decided upon feting Ernst on his arrival and arranged a party at Richmond in his honour, which took the shape of an early dinner...Ernst had to respond to many civilities, to empty his glass at the separate request of each of the ' convives,' so often that at last I saw that he was overcome, and feared that he might roll under the table. It was at that critical moment that somebody proposed Ernst should play something. The proposal was cheered vociferously, and as Ernst's violin did not dine out, some one was despatched into the village to try and …   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. 81-82. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Richmond


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Franz Schubert
performed by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

Experience Information

Date/Time 1845
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:42:12 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:23:23 +0100