Charles Hallé (11 April 1819 – 25 October 1895) was a German pianist and conductor, and founder of The Hallé orchestra in 1858. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. Year 1819 ( MDCCCXIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar in the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Events 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra Conducting is the act of directing a Musical performance by way of visible gestures The Hallé is a Symphony orchestra based in Manchester, England, it claims the status of "the oldest professional orchestra" in the Year 1858 ( MDCCCLVIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common
Hallé was born in Hagen, Westphalia, Germany who after settling in England changed his name from Karl Halle. Hagen is the 37th-largest City in Germany, located in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Province of Westphalia (Provinz Westfalen was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Free State of Prussia from 1815-1946 Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland His first lessons were from his father, an organist, studying in Darmstadt and later Paris. The organ (from Greek όργανον – organon "organ instrument tool" is a Keyboard instrument of one or more divisions each Darmstadt is a city in the Bundesland Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city
In 1848, Hallé moved to England, settling in Manchester where he started a series of classical music concerts. Year 1848 ( MDCCCXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music He conducted elsewhere in the country also, as well as performing as a pianist. He was the first pianist to play the complete series of Beethoven piano sonatas in England. Ludwig van Beethoven ( English ˈlʊdvɪg væn ˈbeɪtoʊvən, 16 December 1770 &ndash 26 March 1827 was a German Composer and Pianist. The Baroque keyboard sonata In the Baroque era the use of the term "sonata" generally referred to either the Sonata da chiesa ( Church sonata
He studied under Rink at Darmstadt in 1835, and as early as 1836 went to Paris, where for twelve years he lived in constant intercourse with Luigi Cherubini, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and other musicians, and enjoyed the friendship of such great literary figures as Alfred de Musset and George Sand. Darmstadt is a city in the Bundesland Luigi Cherubini ( September 8 or September 14, 1760 &ndash March 15, 1842) was an Italian born composer who spent most of his Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay Along with his poetry he is known for writing La Confession d'un enfant du siècle ( The Confession of a Child of the Century Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness (French baronne) Dudevant ( July 1, 1804 &ndash June 8, 1876 He had started a set of chamber concerts with Jean Delphin Alard and Auguste Franchomme with great success, and had completed one series of them when the revolution of 1848 drove him from Paris, and he settled, with his wife and two children, in London. Jean-Delphin Alard ( May 8, 1815 &ndash February 22, 1888) was a French Violinist. Auguste-Joseph Franchomme ( April 10, 1808 &ndash January 21, 1884) was a French Cellist and Composer. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
Hallé's piano recitals, given at first from 1850 in his own house, and from 1861 in St James's Hall, Piccadilly, were an important feature of London musical life, and it was due in great measure to them that a knowledge of Beethoven's pianoforte sonatas became general in English society. A recital is a Musical ( Vocal or instrumental Performance. It can highlight a single performer sometimes accompanied by Piano, or St James's Hall was a Concert hall in London that opened on March 25, 1858, designed by architect and artist Owen Jones, who had
At the Musical Union founded by John Ella, and at the Popular Concerts from their beginning, Hallé was a frequent performer, and from 1853 was director of the Gentlemen's Concerts in Manchester, where, in 1857, he started a series of concerts of his own, raising the orchestra to a pitch of perfection quite unknown at that time in England.
In 1888 Hallé married Madame Norman Neruda (b. Wilma Neruda Lady Hallé originally Wilhelmine Maria Franziska Neruda ( March 21, 1838 in Brno Moravia, then part of the 1839), the violinist, widow of Ludwig Norman, and daughter |of Josef Neruda, members of whose family had long been famous for musical talent. In 1888, the same year he was knighted; and in 1890 and 1891 he toured with his wife in Australia and elsewhere. Knight is the English term for a social position originating in the Middle Ages. He died at Manchester on 25 October 1895. Events 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Hallé exercised an important influence in the musical education of England; if his pianoforte-playing, by which he was mainly known to the public in London, seemed remarkable rather for precision than for depth, for crystal clearness rather than for warmth, and for perfect realization of the written text rather than for strong individuality, it was at least of immense value as giving the composer's idea with the utmost fidelity. The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers Those who were privileged to hear him play in private, like those who could appreciate the power, beauty and imaginative warmth of his conducting, would have given a very different verdict; and they were not wrong in judging Hallé to be a man of the widest and keenest artistic sympathies, with an extraordinary gift of insight into music of every school, as well as a strong sense of humour. He fought a long and arduous battle for the best music, and never forgot the dignity of his art. In spite of the fact that his technique was that of his youth, of the period before Liszt, the ease and certainty he attained in the most modern music was not the less wonderful because he concealed the mechanical means so completely.
Lady Halle, who from 1864 was one of the leading solo violinists of the time, was constantly associated with her husband on the concert stage until his 1895 death in Manchester. The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member In 1896 a public subscription was organized in her behalf, under royal patronage. She continued to appear occasionally in public, notably as late as 1907, when she played at the Joseph Joachim memorial concert. Joseph Joachim (June 28 1831 &ndash August 15 1907 (ˈjoʊɑːxɪːm was a Hungarian Violinist, conductor, Composer and teacher In 1901 she was given by Queen Alexandra the title of "violinist to the queen. A queen consort is the title given to the wife of a reigning king. Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Carolina Marie Charlotte Louise Julia 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925 was Queen Consort to Edward VII of the United Kingdom " A fine classical player and artist, frequently associated with Joachim, Lady Hallé was the first of the women violinists who could stand comparison with men.
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