mid 19th Century

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 150-151:

Another most amusing adventure was also connected with the break-down of a train. On this occasion my father had a band of some fifty members of his orchestra with him, and after a long and tedious delay it occurred to one of them to express his feelings of strong dissatisfaction at things in general by an improvised solo on his instrument, which happened to be a bassoon. This encouraged others in different parts of the train to join their lamentations to his, each man on his own instrument, and soon night was made hideous by the most lamentable sounds ever suggested by the goddess of despair.…   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. 150-151. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427816831052 accessed: 21 January, 2022

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 16:47:11 +0100
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:39:05 +0100