Berton et al. in Paris - 1838

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 42-43:

The next Sunday evening I presented myself at the ' Conservatoire,' where Cherubini lived, trembling with emotion.... His old friend Berton, the once greatly-renowned composer, was with him (' les inseparables ' they were called), and greeted me with equal kindness. Cherubim had a great regard for my former master, Einck, also for G. Weber. After some conversation, of which they formed the subject, I was requested to play one of Beethoven's sonatas, Cherubim professing to be but little acquainted with them, which I found to be the truth by his asking for certain movements, even for whole …   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. 42-43. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Conductor, Director of the Paris Conservatoire (1822-42), Music publisher, Teacher […]

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written by Beethoven
performed by Charles Halle

Experience Information

Date/Time 1838
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:50:12 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:46:42 +0100