Gentlemen's Concerts

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Sir Charles Hallé (1819—1895) conductor and pianist


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Series of concerts in Manchester begun as gathering of amateur flautists c.1770. Concert hall built 1777. Gave enterprising programmes but declined in 1840s. Revived by appointment of Charles Hallé as cond. 1849, but subsequently overshadowed by foundation of Hallé's own concerts and orch. 1858. Survived until 1920.

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