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Herbert Hamilton Harty

Herbert Hamilton Harty (Composer)

Born: 4th December 1879, Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland

Died: 19th February 1941, Hove, UK

Nationality: Irish

Sir Herbert Hamilton Harty was an Irish composer, conductor, pianist and organist.

After an early career as a church organist in his native Ireland, Harty moved to London at about age 20, soon becoming a well-known piano accompanist. The Musical Times called him "the prince of accompanists". As a composer he wrote throughout his career, many of his works being well received, though few are regularly performed in the 21st century.

In his career as a conductor, which began in 1904, Harty was particularly noted as an interpreter of the music of Berlioz.

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Recording of the Week, Hamilton Harty’s Chamber Music

The Goldner String Quartet and Piers Lane bring out all the charm and flamboyance of the Irish composer’s two string quartets and piano quintet, dating from the early 1900s and composed shortly after Harty relocated to London.

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