Manchester working men in Manchester - between early 19th Century and late 19th Century

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 143:

How many a factory hand or office clerk in the busy towns of Manchester and the North of England may have owed his only knowledge of what was beautiful to the music he had an opportunity of hearing at my father's weekly concerts during the dreary winter months! It is impossible to believe that some element of refinement has not been developed in the large audiences of working men who, standing and packed together in great discomfort as I have often seen them, have yet listened for hours, and evidently with much appreciation, to most intricate and delicate music ; or that the taste thus …   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. 143. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427797759197 accessed: 20 June, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Listeners

Manchester working men
office clerks, Factory worker

Listening to

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Concert music

Experience Information

Date/Time between early 19th Century and late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:29:19 +0100
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:28:13 +0100