in Kensington - between mid 19th Century and late 19th Century

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 162-163:

Here [Kensington] on Sunday afternoons in summer, men who were famous and women who were beautiful would assemble ; croquet and bowls, tea and strawberries, would serve as accompaniments to merry, witty talk, and here at dusk and often far into the night, my father and Joachim would take to their instruments, and convey the thoughts of the great masters of their art to the ears of Tennyson and Swinburne, Burne Jones and Rossetti. Watts, Browning, Leighton, Millais, Fred Walker, Doyle, and many another poet and painter who lingered on to listen to them. My father always delighted in having such…   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. 162-163. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427817642673 accessed: 16 October, 2021

location of experience: Kensington

Experience Information

Date/Time between mid 19th Century and late 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:42 +0100
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:49:59 +0100