Charles E Halle et al. - between mid 19th Century and late 19th Century

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 171:

Another gift my father possessed, and which never failed to fill me with astonishment, was his marvellous memory. A piece of music once read or heard seemed to be indelibly imprinted on some portion of his brain, and was there at his command whenever he wanted it. A remarkable instance of this occurred some years ago when Stephen Heller was here on a visit to us... Presently Heller said to my father : 'Do you remember, Halle, that I had composed a little sonata on that day, and when you came to me in the evening I asked you to play it to me ? I wonder if you could play it to me now.' 'Good …   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. 171. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427829294703 accessed: 20 September, 2021

Listeners

Heller
Composer, Pianist, Teacher
1813-1888

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 20:14:54 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:24:50 +0100