HAMILTON HARTY (1879 - 1941)
The Irish composer and conductor Hamilton Harty established himself in London in both roles, known, particularly from 1920, for his work with the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, where he did much to introduce newer music to the public. He was knighted in 1925.
Harty’s compositions include works that derive inspiration from Ireland and those that have more general terms of reference. His Piano Concerto is a reminder of his own ability as a pianist.