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Herbert Hamilton Harty.

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Hamilton Harty.


Harty was a conductor and composer, he gained much of his experience in London, he was appointed conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester in 1920. He gave his first performance of Mahler's ninth symphony in 1930.

He studied piano, viola and composition under his father and became an organist at the age of twelve, he later became an organist in Belfast and Dublin where he studied under Michele Esposito. In 1920 he settled in London and married the soprano Agnes Nicholls, he retired from the Hallé in 1933.

His works include; Orchestral arrangements of Handel's Water Music and Fireworks Music, Irish Symphony 1924, Comedy Overture 1907, symphonic poem With The wild geese for orchestra 1910. Violin concerto Ode To a Nightingale (Keats) for soprano and orchestra 1907. Cantata The Mystic Trumpeter. Whitman 1913.

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