in Manchester - 1880

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 167-168:

In 1880 my father brought out a work at his orchestral concerts in Manchester, the production of which gave him the greatest pleasure and interest; this was Berlioz's ' Faust.' The Hungarian March and the ' Ballet des Sylphes ' were well known, as they had often been given at previous concerts ; but to give the work in its entirety had been my father's ambition for years, and he at last ventured on it in spite of the doubts expressed by many of his friends as to its proving a popular success. The concert excited much interest throughout England, and many well- known musicians repaired to …   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. 167-168. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427828438153 accessed: 28 October, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Listening to

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Damnation of Faust
written by Berlioz
performed by Miss Mary Davies, Mr. Henschel, Mr. Hilton, Mr. Lloyd

Experience Information

Date/Time 1880
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:38 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:20:57 +0100