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Sir Hamilton Harty was a stalwart of the British and Irish music world in the first half of the 20th century until his death in 1941. He conducted, composed, taught, commissioned, accompanied and - happily for us - recorded.
The main work here is Elgar's Enigma Variations. Harty's 1931 recording with the Hallé is a fabulous and very well-played interpretation which sounds great in Mark Obert-Thorn's new transfer. Harty's recordings of his own works included one acoustic recording, which we'll be issuing at a later date, and the pieces included here, which comprise all his electrical recordings of his own music.
For aficionados of British music this really is an indispensable release.