John Ruskin in England - 1864

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , page 163:

Some years ago, in 1864, Professor Ruskin asked him to come and play to a school of young girls in whom he was greatly interested. My father readily consented, and as the Professor was there himself, and it was the first time he had played to him, he was careful to select what was most great and beautiful, and played his very best. When it was all over and my father was about to leave, one of the girls told him she had been practising Thalberg's arrangement of ' Home, Sweet Home,' and would very much like to hear my father play it before he went away. He told her it was a pity they should …   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. 163. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: England


John Ruskin
Art critic, art patron, draughtsman, philanthropist […]

Listening to

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Thalberg's arrangement of 'Home Sweet Home' performed by Charles Halle

Experience Information

Date/Time 1864
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Listening experience recounted by C.E. Halle, Sir Charles Halle's son.

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:10:52 +0100
Approved on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:12:06 +0100