Charles Halle in Manchester - the 1850's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 117-119:

A clergyman of middle age appeared one day at my house with the request that I should give him some lessons...I accordingly invited him to play something in order that I might know how far he had already progressed. ' Yes, yes, immediately,' he said, 'but before I do so I wish you to look at the list of my deficiencies, which I have prepared in order that you might know at once how to deal with me.' He handed me a sheet of paper...Having pocketed this remarkable document, I renewed my request for the performance of some piece or other, and he proposed to play Beethoven's Sonata with the …   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. 117-119. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Manchester


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Sonata with the Funeral March
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:43:02 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:51:14 +0100