Hart, Fritz

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Hart, Fritz (b London, 1874; d Honolulu, 1949). Eng. conductor and composer. Friend of Holst, Vaughan Williams, and Hurlstone. Became th. cond. and went in 1908 to Australia. Dir., Melbourne Cons. 1915–35. Cond. Melbourne SO 1928. Prof. of mus., Univ. of Hawaii 1936–42. Cond. Honolulu SO 1932–49. Wrote 20 operas, 514 songs, sym. (1934), 3 vn. sonatas, 2 str. qts., and choral works. Style influenced by Eng. folk-song.