Charles Halle in Darmstadt - 1836

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 192:

[a letter from Charles E. Halle 9Carl) to his parents from Darmstadt, 1863]

The Kapellmeister, a very nice man, at once made the proposal, if I wished to attend the rehearsals of the orchestra, that I should go any morning at 10 o'clock to the Court Theatre. I went this morning, and my joy was quite indescribable. The orchestra consists of more than sixty members ; they play like angels, I have never heard anything like it, and I must describe it more closely another time. To-day they played Beethoven's ' Eroica Symphony ' that is, indeed, a mighty composition at times an icy cold …   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. 192. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428829255532 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Darmstadt

Listeners

Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist
1819-1895

Listening to

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Eroica Symphony
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 1836
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:00:55 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:56:03 +0100