Charles Halle in Manchester - the 1850's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 110-111:

Not long after my arrival in Manchester I had occasion to hear one of the concerts of the oldest and most important musical society of the town, called ' The Gentlemen's Concerts,'...At the concert which I attended, Grisi, Mario, and Lablache sang ; but the orchestra! Oh, the orchestra! I was fresh from the 'Concerts du Conservatoire,' from Hector Berlioz's orchestra, and I seriously thought of packing up and leaving Manchester, so that I might not have to endure a second of these wretched performances. But when I hinted at this my friends gave me to understand that I was expected to change …   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. 110-111. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427456085583 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Listeners

Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:34:45 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:43:23 +0100