Friedrich Kalkbrenner et al. in Paris - October, 1836

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 213-214:

The day after Kalkbrenner's return I went to see him at eleven o'clock...Then he said he would like to hear me play, to see how far I had got on, and that he could perhaps recommend a teacher to me. He took me into his sitting-room, where there was a most beautiful grand piano, and I played him his own Effusio Musica. He made several remarks about the tempo, and said several times, 'very good', 'first rate,' until I got to a part where both hands had scales in octaves during several pages ; when I had finished them he stopped me, and asked why I played the octaves with my arms and not from …   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. 213-214. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Friedrich Kalkbrenner
piano manufacturer, piano teacher, Composer, Pianist
Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Effusio Musica
written by Friedrich Kalkbrenner
performed by Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Charles Halle

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:15:48 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:14:29 +0100