Charles Halle in Manchester - 1880

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 169:

I went to Manchester for the first performance of ' Faust,' and being anxious to know something about it before the concert took place in the evening I attended the rehearsal. A little incident occurred which revealed to me my father's wonderful accuracy of ear, and which I may be pardoned for repeating. In the second part of ' Faust,' when the hero of the legend meets his doom and is consigned to the infernal regions, there occurs an interlude for the orchestra expressive of the exultation felt by the denizens of hell over their latest victim. When I first heard this piece I felt inclined …   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. 169. accessed: 25 September, 2023

location of experience: Manchester


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Damnation of Faust
written by Berlioz

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:09:37 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:22:51 +0100