Charles Halle in Paris - the 1840's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 88-89:

One scene I witnessed characterises another side of his behaviour at that time. The programme of one of his concerts given in the ' Salle du Conservatoire ' contained the ' Kreutzer ' sonata to be played by Liszt and Massart, a celebrated and much esteemed violinist, professor at the Conservatoire. Massart was just commencing the first bar of the introduction when a voice from the audience called out ' Robert le Diable ! ' At that time Liszt had composed a very brilliant fantasia on themes from that opera, and played it always with immense success. The call was taken up by other voices, and in…   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. 88-89. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Kreutzer Sonata
written by Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Massart, Franz Liszt
Robert le Diable fantasia
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:42:44 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:30:06 +0100