Mrs Charles Halle in England - mid 19th Century

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 147:

My father [Charles Halle] had always the greatest respect for his  audiences, of whatever sort they might be, and never gave them anything but the very best at his command, whether it was his own playing or the performance of his orchestra. My mother used to relate how on one occasion, soon after his arrival in England, he and Ernst the violinist, with whom he was touring in the provinces, arrived at a small town where amateurs of music were so few that scarce a dozen persons had assembled to hear them. From the artists' room they could see how small was the audience, and …   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. 147. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427812468628 accessed: 2 April, 2020

location of experience: England

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concert music performed by Charles Halle, Ernst

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:34:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:37:58 +0100