Harry Blech

(1909—1999) conductor and violinist

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(b London, 1909; d Wimbledon, 1999). Eng. violinist and conductor. Member Hallé Orch. 1929–30, BBC SO 1930–6. Founder and leader, Blech Str. Qt. 1933–50. Founded London Wind Players 1942, London Symphonic Players 1946, London Mozart Players 1949 (mus. dir. until 1984). OBE 1962, CBE 1984.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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