in Darmstadt - 1836

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 203-204:

My life here is exceedingly pleasant ; it is quite a new existence for me. The most delightful hours are those I spend in the house of Mr. von Ploennies (medizinalrath). One meets the whole artist-world of Darmstadt there: painters, musicians, poets all artists are welcome...At these parties the entertainment is most varied ; either Duller or Mrs. von Ploennies reads one of their latest compositions, then there is music. I have had to play each time, on a very fine grand piano, only a little hard to play on ; duets and quartets are sung, and so on ; all this to a flowing accompaniment of wine …   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. 203-204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428856242671 accessed: 17 October, 2021

location of experience: Darmstadt

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 17:30:42 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:10:59 +0100