Hamilton Harty

Sir Herbert Hamilton Harty (4 December 1879 – 19 February 1941) was an Irish composer, conductor, pianist and organist.

After an early career as a church organist in his native Ireland, Harty moved to London at about age 20, soon becoming a well-known piano accompanist. The Musical Times called him "the prince of accompanists". As a composer he wrote throughout his career, many of his works being well received, though few are regularly performed in the 21st century.

In his career as a conductor, which began in 1904, Harty was particularly noted as an interpreter of the music of Berlioz. From 1920 to 1933 he was the chief conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which he returned to the high standards and critical acclaim that it had enjoyed under its founder, Charles Hallé. His last permanent post was with the London Symphony Orchestra, but it lasted only two years, from 1932 to 1934. During his conducting career, Harty made some recordings with his orchestras. Shortly after his dismissal by the LSO, Harty began to suffer the symptoms of a brain tumour. After surgery, he resumed his career until 1940, but the tumour returned to cause his death at the age of 61.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 4th, 1879 (Hillsborough), Died February 19th, 1941 (Hove)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, conductor, composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8751 10-in. 3/25/1910 My Lagan love John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Columbia 6452 12-in. approximately 1915 Silver threads among the gold Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with violin instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6453 12-in. approximately 1915 Serenade Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6479 12-in. approximately 1915 Melody in F Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6516 12-in. approximately 1915 Drink to me only with thine eyes Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6517 12-in. approximately 1915 Le cygne Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6518 12-in. approximately 1915 Berceuse Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6625 12-in. approximately 1915 Platée : Menuet Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6626 12-in. approximately 1915 The broken melody Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6650 12-in. approximately 1915 Ernani, Ernani, involami Hamilton Harty ; Elsa Stralia Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Columbia 6693 12-in. approximately 1915 Alsatian melody Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6694 12-in. approximately 1915 Gavotte no. 2 Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6695 12-in. approximately 1915 Rondo Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6696 12-in. approximately 1915 Andante in E flat Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6720 12-in. approximately 1916 Serenade Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6721 12-in. approximately 1916 Serenade Espagnole Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6737 12-in. approximately 1916 Sonata, part 1 Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6738 12-in. approximately 1916 Sonata, part 1 Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6791 12-in. approximately 1916 Sunset on the Veldt Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6792 12-in. approximately 1916 Canadian boat song Hamilton Harty ; W. H. Squire Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6820 12-in. approximately 1916 Overture Hamilton Harty Piano with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6821 12-in. approximately 1916 Madrigale Hamilton Harty Piano with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6822 12-in. approximately 1916 Prayer; Marche militaire Hamilton Harty Piano with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6823 12-in. approximately 1916 Entracte, act 2; Sleeping Phrynette Hamilton Harty Piano with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 6824 12-in. approximately 1916 Valse, act. 2 Hamilton Harty Piano with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harty, Hamilton," accessed September 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103404.

Harty, Hamilton. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103404.

"Harty, Hamilton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 September 2021.

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