Mar. 17th, 2017

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It's Forgotten Masterpiece Friday!

For St. Paddy's, we have -- what else? -- a piece by an Irish composer. Born in County Down, in modern-day Northern Ireland, Hamilton Harty (1879-1941) spent most of his career in England as the music director of first the Hallé Orchestra and then the London Symphony Orchestra. He was best known for conducting the English premieres of many works by Mahler, Sibelius, and Richard Strauss, as well as Shostakovich's early symphonies, but was also an accomplished composer in his own right.

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