in Manchester - the 1860's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 144-145:

[W]hen the first notes of his band peal through the Free Trade Hall, that noble, but now somewhat dingy, room becomes transformed into a fairy palace, bathed in summer sunshine, and instead of a closely packed and (except in the reserved seats) plainly-dressed audience, we see groups of gaily-attired ladies, or distinguished-looking men sauntering through the galleries of paintings or gazing on the glittering armour, or students intently absorbed in the contemplation of some remarkable work of long ago...by one accord the loungers are drawing towards the orchestra ; the discordant sounds …   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. 144-145. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427800746440 accessed: 20 June, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Taken from a letter by an anonymous author


Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:19:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:29:52 +0100