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2011.4049
2011-4049a.JPG

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Letter from the conductor Charles Hallé to a Miss Wardell, regarding a meeting.

Inscription

11 Mansfield St.
19 June

Mr. Charles Hall? presents his compliments to Miss Wardell and in answer to her kind note begs to say that if she can make it convenient to call on him tomorrow at a quarter to two o'clock or at six o'clock he will be happy to see her.

Notes

- Alan Cole. Sir Charles Hallé (11 April 1819 – 25 October 1895) was an Anglo-German pianist and conductor, and founder of The Hallé orchestra in 1858.
He had started a set of chamber concerts with Jean-Delphin Alard and Auguste Franchomme with great success. He had completed one series of them when the revolution of 1848 drove him from Paris, and he settled, with his first wife and two children, in London.
He moved to Manchester in 1853 to direct Manchester's Gentleman's Concerts, which had its own orchestra and in May 1857 was asked to put together a small orchestra to play for Prince Albert at the opening ceremony of the Art Treasures of Great Britain, the biggest single exhibition Manchester had ever hosted. Hallé accepted the challenge and was so happy with the results that he kept the group together until October, forming the fledgling Hallé Orchestra.

Miss Wardell could be one one of many. The collection contains a number of letters to her following requests for autographs.

Language

English

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Music

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Conductors

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Music

Autographs

Object Type

Letter

Category

Letter

Materials

paper

Dimensions

w: 114, h: 183, d: -