Charles Halle in Westphalia - early 19th Century

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 8-9:

All my free hours were devoted to music, sometimes even those that ought not to have been free. The weekly meetings of the ' Gesang-Verein ' made me familiar with all the best choral works ; the practice for the subscription concerts, with orchestral works, while my father had many quartet parties at our house, when I was allowed to turn the leaves, and made my first acquaintance with Haydn's quartets. Then my father often played with me pianoforte duets, the sonatas of Mozart, and arrangements of the symphonies by the great masters ; also duets for piano and violin, as he was an excellent …   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. 8-9. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Westphalia


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Beethoven's Trio in B flat
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:21:02 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:52:45 +0100