Charles Halle in Paris - December, 1836
from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 227:
I have now heard him [Liszt] twice : at the rehearsal, where he only played once, and at the concert three times, for I invested five francs in a ticket. When I heard him first I sat speechless for a quarter of an hour afterwards, in such a stupor of amazement had the man put me. Such execution, such limitless truly limitless execution no one else can possess. He plays sometimes so as to make your hair stand on end! He who has not heard Liszt can have no conception literally no conception of what his playing is.
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. 227. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428865265881 accessed: 1 June, 2023
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:01:06 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:23:23 +0100