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The Hallé Orchestra  

 

Shadow Man
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21/09/2018 10:25 pm  

Established in 1858 by Sir Charles Hallé, it's first home was in the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. (Now a Hotel)

 

Charles conducted almost every single performance until his sudden death in 1895 and also performed at many as a pianist.

Demand for the first 3.5 hour concert in the then grim industrial Manchester was such that a one way order was imposed on Peter Street.

In 1996 the orchestra moved to it's current home - The Bridgewater Hall.

 

The Orchestra was saved from dissolution in 1943 by conductor & cellist John Barbiroli and has a square named after him in his honour.

Here they are in action

 


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The Evil Genius
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22/09/2018 12:23 am  

AS you know I'm a little bigoted against stuff composed after about 1770 BUT Brahms 1st Symphony is absolutely brilliant. Oddly Brahms didn't compose a lot of organ music but what little there is---fantastic. 


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Uly The Cunning
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22/09/2018 2:09 am  

That is fantastic! The pictures are remarkable, making me want to go see it in person. That is amazing.

"Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."
Groucho Marx: Duck Soup (1933)


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Uly The Cunning
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23/09/2018 11:45 pm  

Men have made some amazing architecture and created amazing music. Putting them side by side and you feel an appreciation for both increased. 

"Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."
Groucho Marx: Duck Soup (1933)


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