Baronet of Ardwick in Manchester - December, 1863

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 282:

One thing I [Sir William Fairbairn ] however know, and that is that Mr. Halle, in his intensity of thought and his love of the sublime in sound, is the very essence of harmony. In fact, he 'Floats upon sound, and rides upon its echo!' Such were my feelings the other evening as I watched his motions. I perceived that every movement was in unison with a volume of sound, that appeared to descend from the heroic to die in strains of melody upon the ear.
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. 282. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429013457101 accessed: 20 June, 2021

location of experience: Manchester

Listeners

Baronet of Ardwick
Civil Engineer, ship builder, structural engineer
1789-1879

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1863
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Letter address to Madame Halle from Sir William Fairbairn


Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:10:57 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:49:09 +0100