Charles Halle in Paris - November, 1836

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 221:

I have now heard Kalkbrenner several times...Last Sunday I heard him at a concert at the Hotel de Ville ; he played twice, first the Rondo, 'Gage d'Amitie' (which Mrs. Hennecke made me a present of), and then variations on a theme of Bellini's. I was very glad to hear him play a piece I knew, and to be able to discover in how much I am still wanting. He began the allegro of the Rondo at a speed that made my hair stand on end ; he carried it on at the same pace, which he even increased towards the close, with such a bell-like clearness, and such great expression, that I cannot understand how…   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. 221. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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'Gage d'Amitie' performed by Friedrich Kalkbrenner
variations on a theme by Bellini
written by Vincenzo Bellini
performed by Friedrich Kalkbrenner

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:38:23 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:21:13 +0100