Charles Halle in Paris - 1837

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 39:

It may serve to characterise the state of musical knowledge in Paris, at the time I speak of, when I state that at a concert given by Liszt in 1837, in the Salle Erard, the B flat Trio by Beethoven, which stood at the commencement of the programme, and Mayseder's Trio in A flat, which was to begin the second part, were transposed for some reason or other, without the fact being announced to the public. The consequence was that Mayseder's Trio, passing for Beethoven, was received with acclamation, and Beethoven's very coldly, the newspapers also eulogising the first and criticising the length …   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. 39. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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B flat Trio
written by Beethoven
Trio in A flat
written by Mayseder

Experience Information

Date/Time 1837
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:01:32 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:40:24 +0100