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Mr Charles Hallé´s Beethoven Recitals (1862)
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Analytical programmes for the eight performances comprising the second season of Mr Charles Hallé’s Beethoven Recitals, given at St. James’s Hall, London between May and July 1862.

Each programme begins with a statement outlining the intentions of these concerts, namely to perform the complete series of Beethoven’s solo piano sonatas, in chronological order. Unless otherwise stated below, each concert was in two parts, with two sonatas in each part, performed by Charles Hallé.

Each concert also included two vocal pieces (one in each part), accompanied by Mr Harold Thomas. The names of the vocal soloist are listed below.

All programmes include detailed historical and analytical notes, with musical examples, and the texts for the vocal pieces.

23 May 1862: Miss Banks
30 May 1862: Miss Palmer
6 June 1862: Mademoiselle Florence Lancia
13 June 1862: Madame Honnoré and Mr Santley
20 June 1862: Monsieur Jourdan. The second act of this recital included the Andante in F Major and the Diabelli Variations, plus Grand Sonata Op.53.
28 June 1862: Madame Lemmens Sherrington
4 July 1862: Madame Oscar Comettant
11 July 1862: Mademoiselle Liebhart. This recital was in a single act, with the three last piano sonatas separated by songs.
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1862 - 1862
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council