Lady Hopetoun et al. in Australia - May, 1890

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 368-369:

Thursday, the 22nd, the day of our first concert...We dined at 3 o'clock, and drove to the Town Hall at a quarter to 8. We were rather curious to learn how the public would like us, and were glad to find a very full room, representing 243L. 18s. Lord and Lady Hopetoun arrived punctually to the minute, the accompanist playing 'God Save the Queen' vigorously on the piano as they entered. "When they were seated I mounted the platform to play the Waldstein sonata, and was received with much and prolonged applause, which was renewed vehemently after each movement, and at the end I was recalled …   more >>
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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. 368-369. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Australia


Listening to

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National Anthem of Great Britain
written by Thomas Arne
Waldstein sonata
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1890
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:40:42 +0100
Approved on Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:10:29 +0000