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Hallé Orchestra

One of the oldest of all of Britain's venerable orchestral ensembles, the Hallé Orchestra of Manchester was formed in 1857 by Charles Hallé, a German conductor and pianist. Hallé was hired to conduct a large orchestra in daily concerts for five months during an art exposition. Hallé found he could not bear to break up the fine orchestra thus created and, at his own financial risk, established the Hallé Concerts on January 30, 1858.

The orchestra played 30 concerts a year, becoming known for high standards and a wide repertory, but eventually it became enmeshed in the great clash between pro-German and anti-German sentiments that marked the British musical scene at the end of the 19th century. After Hallé's death in 1895, three Manchester businessmen put up a financial guarantee to sustain the orchestra. They engaged Hans Richter as conductor, but also hired Frederic Cowen as interim conductor. When Richter finally arrived in October 1899, this aroused the anger of Cowen's supporters, who opposed Richter and his heavily Germanic programming. They remained unhappy when another German, Michael Balling, took over on Richter's departure in 1911.

World War I left he orchestra without a permanent conductor until 1920, when British conductor Hamilton Harty was appointed.

Malcolm Sargent was appointed conductor in 1939, but the outbreak of World War II prevented him from actually taking over. Meanwhile, in 1934 a deal had been struck to supply musicians for a new BBC Northern Orchestra, a studio ensemble.

British conductor John Barbirolli, finding New York uncongenial, returned home as conductor. Somehow, despite wartime scarcity and his own long absence, Barbirolli found 30 fresh players and drilled the orchestra to its highest level yet. He remained at the helm for 25 years, semi-retiring as conductor laureate for life in 1968.

His successor, James Loughran, maintained the ensemble's standards, but did not have the international star appeal of Barbirolli. Loughran was succeeded by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and, in 1991, by American conductor Kent Nagano.

At the end of the 20th century, the Hallé had once again had competition from its old rival. In 1973 the BBCNO started playing public concerts, and in 1980 it was renamed the BBC Philharmonic and enlarged to full orchestra size. Both orchestras share quarters in Manchester's new Bridgewater Hall. In 1998, the accounting firm KPMG reported to the Hallé board that chaotic management, huge debts, and an operating loss of 600,000 pounds in the prior financial year threatened the immediate demise of the orchestra. But its four biggest sponsors and another 11 corporations, called the Hallé Family, came to the Hallé's financial rescue.

Nagano improved the quality and international recognition of the orchestra, which received a Grammy award for its recording of John Adams' El Dorado. However, Nagano's contract was not renewed after its expiration in the summer of 2000. Mark Elder was selected as the next music director.
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Delius: Orchestral Works

Disc 1
Title: Brigg Fair (An English Rhapsody), For Orchestra, RT Vi/16
Title: In A Summer Garden, Rhapsody For Orchestra, Rt Vi/17
Title: Appalachia (Variations On An Old Slave Song), For Baritone, Chorus & Orchestra, RT Ii/2
Disc 2
Title: Pieces (2) For Small Orchestra, RT Vi/19
Title: A Song Before Sunrise, For Small Orchestra, RT Vi/24
Title: Hassan, Incidental Music, RT I/9
Title: La Calinda, For Orchestra (arrangement By Fenby Of The Dance From Act 2 Of Koanga)
Title: Late Swallows, For Strings (arr. By Fenby From The 3rd Movement Of String Quartet No. 2)
Title: Fennimore And Gerda Intermezzo, For Orchestra (arr. By Fenby From Interludes From Opera "Fennimore And Gerda")
Title: The Walk To The Paradise Garden, For Orchestra (Interlude From "A Village Romeo & Juliet")
Title: Irmelin, Prelude For Orchestra, RT Vi/27
Title: A Song Of Summer, For Orchestra, RT Vi/26
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Track List: Gounod: Messe Solennelle De Sainte Cécile; Petite Symphonie For Wind Instruments

Title: Messe Solennelle De Sainte Cécile For Soloists, Chorus, Orchestra & Organ In G Major
Title: Petite Symphonie For Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns & 2 Bassoons In E Flat Major
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Track List: Great Recordings Of The Century - Janet Baker Sings Mahler / Barbirolli, et al

Title: Kindertotenlieder, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (Or Orchestra)
Title: Rückert Lieder, Song Collection For Voice & Piano (Or Orchestra)
Title: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (Or Orchestra)
Title: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder No. 3)

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The Vaughan Williams write up is a little spars. His contribution to twentyth century music deserves better.

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