Charles Halle in Paris - between 1847 and 1848

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 36:

In spite of his declining physical strength, the charm of his playing remained as great as ever, some of the new readings he was compelled to adopt having a peculiar interest. Thus at the last public concert he gave in Paris, at the end of the year 1847 or the beginning of 1848, he played the latter part of his 'Barcarolle,' from the point where it demands the utmost energy, in the most opposite style, pianissimo, but with such wonderful nuances, that one remained in doubt if this new reading were not preferable to the accustomed one. Nobody but Chopin could have accomplished such a feat.
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. 36. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Chopin
performed by Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1847 and 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:04:58 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:35:14 +0100