Chopin et al. in Paris - 1840

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 70:

It was in the year 1840 that I overcame my scruples, and, emerging from my long retirement, gave my first public concert in the ' Salle Erard.' Alard and Franchomme assisted me, and the pro- gramme opened with Beethoven's trio in B flat. I had hardly played a few bars when I noticed that the pedals had been unhinged and would not act. There was no help for it, and I had to play to the end of the trio without them, after which a few minutes sufficed to set matters right. The consequence of this untoward accident was that all the critics praised me for my judicious and sparing use of the loud …   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. 70. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Composer, Pianist
Franz Liszt
Franciscan Tertiary, Composer, Conducting, Pianist […]
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Opera Composer

Listening to

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Trio in B flat
written by Beethoven
performed by Charles Halle

Experience Information

Date/Time 1840
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:43:49 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:01:19 +0100