Charles Halle in Manchester - mid 19th Century

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 109-110:

One pupil gave me a great surprise. She belonged to a family considered the most musical in the neighbourhood, and brought as a test of her powers a sonata for piano and violin. When I suggested that a piece for the piano alone would be more to the purpose, she said this was a piece of which all at home were very fond, and she hoped I would allow her to play it for me. In answer to my question if her father or a brother played the violin part, she said, ' Oh, no, I always play it alone.' Now the copy she had did not contain the violin part, and I began to feel some curiosity as to how she …   more >>

cite as

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. 109-110. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Manchester


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:11:01 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:40:00 +0100