François Habeneck in Paris - the 1840's

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 84-85:

One evening, returning on foot from a late party, as I was passing Eue Taitbout I sang tolerably loud, there being no one very near, the theme of the Finale of Beethoven's Choral Symphony, which I had heard on the previous Sunday at the Conservatoire. I had not noticed a gentleman who was walking about five yards before me in the same direction, and who, hearing me sing, stopped when I came up to him, when I recognised the redoubtable conductor of the ' Concerts du Conservatoire,' M. Habeneck, whose personal acquaintance I had not made. He addressed me with, ' Ah, vous chantez la neuvieme ? ' …   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. 84-85. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris


François Habeneck
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Theme of the Finale of the Choral Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by Charles Halle

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:09:30 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:25:35 +0100