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Famous for football and rock bands, Manchester and its neighbours also boast some of the nation's most popular classical music and musicians. Follow Ben Fogle to the north west...
In 1848, he performed Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto in Manchester, that left the audience spellbound. The reaction from the Mancunian crowd opened Halle's eyes to the city's musical potential. He was also the first pianist to play the complete series of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in England.
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