the Prussian Ambassador in London - 1848

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 104-5:

In his [Chevalier de Bunsen, the Prussian Ambassador] family circle I have spent many a pleasant hour, although my first appearance in his ' salon ' had been far from agreeable to me. I had received a very kind invitation from him to play at one of his receptions, and had set great hopes upon it, for necessarily there would be many people there who could favour my views if I succeeded in gaining their approbation. The rooms were densely crowded, everybody standing, as nearly all the seats had been removed, and a frightful babel of tongues was going on. When I was asked to play, I thought 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. 104-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427451529353 accessed: 16 October, 2021

location of experience: London

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Experience Information

Date/Time 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:18:49 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:34:39 +0100