George Hall

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Credits attributed to British critic and translator George Hall rival that of ultra-prolific classical producer and programmer R. Peter Munves in sheer size and scope. Hall has written liner notes for…
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Credits attributed to British critic and translator George Hall rival that of ultra-prolific classical producer and programmer R. Peter Munves in sheer size and scope. Hall has written liner notes for hundreds of releases, the alphabetized list of which could practically serve as a kind of encyclopedia of classical music. Going well beyond hashing out point-of-purchase scribbles, Hall provides translations of opera and classical song cycle lyrics in several different languages.

Cut-and-dried compilations including the Great Voices of the '50s and the Great Pianists of the 20th Century series have included texts by Hall, as have many more essential volumes of composers from Beethoven to Wagner. Hall is considered to have particular expertise on the subject of the great British composer Benjamin Britten and received much praise from his peers for his essay on vocalist Angela Gheorghiu, featured on her 2002 CD entitled Live from Covent Garden.