Bernhard Molique et al. - December, 1855

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 354:

Molique arrived towards four o'clock and accompanied me in the evening to the Concert Hall. His presence fired the violinists, and altogether the performance was not unsatisfactory. The effect of the whole was marred by the laughable figure and manners of the singer, which were not redeemed by any artistic qualities. A clarinet concerto in A by Mozart was capitally played by our excellent clarinetist, Grosse. The composition, although by Mozart, is such a grandfatherly production and so lengthy that the finale had to be left out, not to try the patience of the public beyond endurance.
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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. 354. accessed: 24 June, 2024


Bernhard Molique
Violinist, Composer
Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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clarinet concerto in A
written by Mozart
performed by Grosse

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1855
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:56:14 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 12:09:49 +0100