John Ella in Martigny (district) - November, 1854

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 250:

I [Mr John Ella] saw the L.'s in Paris, en route from Switzerland. Odd enough, they and my party were in Martigny they going to and we coming from Chamounix on the same evening, and both parties heard a Prussian officer (engineer) play Beethoven's 'Son. Pathetique,' Mendelssohn's March, and the Sonata in A flat, con Marcia funebre ! very well indeed ! I can never forget the impression! Lovely, mild night, full, bright moon, sitting outside the auberge after dinner, in a valley surrounded with peaks of St. Bernard, &c., &c.
cite as

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. 250. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428917779781 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: Martigny (district)

Listeners

John Ella
Concert director

Listening to

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Son. Pathetique
written by Beethoven
Sonata in A flat
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1854
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:36:19 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:30:09 +0100