Charles Halle in Paris - the 1830's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 56-57:

My circumstances were gradually improving, thanks to the number of my pupils increasing constantly, so that I was able to move into better quarters, in the Eue d' Amsterdam, where I first began to have a few musical evenings at home, reunions of friends, such as Berlioz, Heller, Ernst, Batta (the accomplished and refined violoncellist), Artot, known as ' le bel Artot,' Delsarte, the marvellous tenor without a voice, and several others. On one evening Artot proposed that we should play the Kreutzer Sonata, and we did so. Now Artot, most elegant violinist and most successful performer though …   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. 56-57. accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Kreutzer Sonata
written by Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1830's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:16:04 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 19:49:29 +0100