Charles Halle - December, 1855

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 355-356:

On this Christmas Day the children made closer acquaintance with their new treasures, and I, during the time, went over some new music. Gade's ' Spring Fantasia,' a very thoughtful and pleasing work. Schumann's 'Paradise and the Peri' truly surprised and entranced me ; of all his works not one has so deeply interested me ; it has great poetic charm ; melody and harmony are new and very fine. It is a pity that the poem is somewhat monotonous, and must probably diminish, the effect of the music, because it requires too many slow tempi. Began Marschner's 'Vampire.'

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. 355-356. accessed: 23 July, 2024


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Paradise and the Peri
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Charles Halle
Spring Fantasia
written by Gade
performed by Charles Halle
written by Marschner
performed by Charles Halle

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1855
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:18:01 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 12:15:06 +0100