By Charles Hallé, C. E. Hallé (editor), Marie Hallé (editor)
Sir Charles corridor? (1819-95) used to be a German pianist and conductor. on the age of 17 he moved to Paris, the place he spent twelve years learning and acting, whereas relocating in circles which integrated Berlioz, Chopin, Liszt, de Musset and George Sand. within the progressive 12 months 1848 he moved to London, the place he initiated a sequence of piano recitals, taking part in first in his own residence and later in St James's corridor, between which he gave the 1st functionality in England of the whole Beethoven piano sonatas. In 1849 he moved to Manchester, and after forming an orchestra for a one-off occasion in 1857, he started to provide common concert events with it, and performed it till his dying: it's now the world-famous corridor? Orchestra. during this interesting e-book, edited by means of his son and daughter, Hall?'s autobiography is observed by means of a variety of letters and extracts from his diaries.
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There stood the Christmas-tree, with its hundred tiny wax lights, its golden nuts and apples, in the middle of the table, covered now with toys and other small gifts, amongst which I always found a new piece of music, generally coveted long before. It was a happy day, and so deep and lasting has been its impression upon me, that wherever, and under whatever circumstances, I have spent Christmas Day, even when alone in Paris, I have had my Christmas-tree, got up by myself in the old fashion, sometimes under considerable difficulties.
Sayings of his, like the above to Halevy, were currently quoted at the time and made him the terror of most people who had to deal with him. There 44 LIFE OF SIR CHARLES HALLE seemed to be no actual' mechancete' in him, only an inability to calculate the effect of his words, as in the case of the young man who applied for admission into the operatic class of the Conservatoire, but was so ill-favoured by nature that the professors thought it would be a kindness to him to deter him from trying his luck on the stage.
SEANCES AT M. GUIBERT'S 41 During this time of labour I was visited one day, only a few months after my arrival, by a gentleman, Monsieur Guibert, a rich ' agent-de-change,' w^ho had heard of me, and made me the following proposal. He had two sons, ten and twelve years of age, was extremely fond of music, his wife and only brother equally so, and he wished to form the taste of his boys and make them thoroughly acquainted with the best compositions, for which purpose he asked me to devote one evening every week to himself and his family, and play for them whatever I liked and as much as I liked.