Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine et al. in Paris - the 1840's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 76-77:

Musical afternoons became gradually more and more important, and it was there that, timidly at first, I tried to win acceptance for some of Beethoven's pianoforte works ; for, with the exception of two trios, the Kreutzer and the so-called ' Moonlight' sonata, none were known to other than a few earnest students. A great attraction was the exquisite singing, or rather declaiming, of Delsarte, a most extraordinary artist whose dramatic power I have never heard equalled. His voice was far from fine, being rather disagreeable, but it was immediately forgotten after the first few notes, and he …   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. 76-77. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine
Poet, Politician, Writer
Ledru Rollin
Narcisse-Achille de Salvandy
Camille Hyacinthe Odilon Barrot
head of the council of ministers, Politician
Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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Cruelle, non, jamais ton cceur ne fut touche par mes alarmes
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Delsarte

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:14:35 +0000
Approved on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:24:37 +0100