[Audiobooks] Hamilton Harty: Musical Polymath (9) (Music in Britain, 1600-2000) Author Jeremy Dibble – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Hamilton Harty: Musical Polymath (9) (Music in Britain, 1600-2000) Sir Hamilton Harty Is Best Known As The Conductor Of The Hall Orchestra, Who Arguably Made Manchester The Most Important Focus For Music In Britain In His Day This Book Chronicles And Analyses Harty S Illustrious Career, From His Establishment As London S Premiere Accompanist In To His Years As A Conductor Between And , First With The LSO And Then With The Hall, To His American Tours Of The S Tragically, Harty Died From Cancer In At The Age Of Only This Book Also Looks At Harty S Life As A Composer Of Orchestral And Chamber Works And Songs, Notably Before The First World War Although Harty S Music Cleaved Strongly To A Late Nineteenth Century Musical Language, He Was Profoundly Influenced During His Days In Ulster And Dublin By The Irish Literary Revival A Great Exponent Of Mozart And Especially Berlioz, Harty Was Also A Keen Exponent Of British Music And An Active Supporter Of American Composers Such As Gershwin Harty S Role In The Exposition Of Standard And New Repertoire And His Relationship With Contemporary Composers And Performers Are Also Examined, Against The Perspective Of Other Important Major British Conductors Such As Sir Thomas Beecham, Malcolm Sargent And Sir Henry Wood Additionally, The Book Analyses The Debates Harty Provoked On The Subjects Of Women Orchestral Players, Jazz, Modernism, And The Music Of Berlioz JEREMY DIBBLE Is Professor Of Music At Durham University And Author Of John Stainer A Life In Music The Boydell Press, And Monographs On C Hubert H Parry, Charles Villiers Stanford And Michele Esposito

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