Charles Halle in Darmstadt - 1836

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 195-196:

The Grand Ducal Kapelle is now in full rehearsal ; none but Beethoven's compositions are to be performed. As often as I can find time, I go in the morning to the theatre to hear the rehearsal. I have now heard the ' Eroica ' and the delicious Pastoral symphonies so often that I know them almost by heart ; still, I go again and again, as I can never hear them enough. Now they are studying the great symphony with chorus, which I am most curious to hear. Such precision I had never heard in an orchestra, and had never thought it possible that such fine nuances could be obtained from such a …   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. 195-196. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Darmstadt


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Eroica Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by Grand Ducal Kapelle

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:17:11 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:02:03 +0100