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Hallé, Sir Charles

Hallé, Sir Charles hăl´ē [key], 1819–95, German-English conductor and pianist, originally named Karl Halle. In 1857 he founded the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, England He conducted many music festivals and was a noted educator.

See the partly autobiographical Life and Letters of Sir Charles Hallé (ed. by C. E. Hallé and M. Hallé, 1896, repr. 1973) biography by C. Rigby (1952).

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